Eduard Schmieder – Maestro

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Eduard Schmieder – Maestro

Born and educated in Soviet Union, Eduard Schmieder has been characterized as an “extraordinary musician of the late 20th century” (Henry Roth). His ability to communicate with audiences and students alike, places him in a rare category of elite performers and educators. As artist and teacher, Schmieder seeks to preserve and enhance the great traditions of American and European art.

As a conductor, Schmieder has performed in such prestigious halls as Cite de la Musique in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, Crown Hall in Jerusalem, Grand Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and other major concert halls worldwide. On April 14, 1996, Eduard Schmieder performed a recital in Genoa, on Paganini’s famous Guarneri del Gesu “Il Cannone” violin.

Eduard Schmieder

Eduard Schmieder

Currently Eduard Schmieder holds Carnell Distinguished Professor Chair of Violin and is Artistic Director for Strings at Temple University, Philadelphia. Prior to his appointment at Temple University, he was Distinguished Algur H. Meadows Chair of Violin and Chamber Music in the Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas (1990-2006), and tenured professor of the violin at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, the position formerly held by Jascha Heifetz.

As violinist he has been collaborating with celebrated musicians in major concert halls throughout the world and gives master classes at the foremost conservatories and music festivals.

He frequently represents the United States as a jury member at leading international competitions including Queen Elisabeth, Sibelius, Mozart, Paganini, Sarasate, Lipizer, and ARD among others.

Students of Professor Schmieder have established careers as prominent soloists, active chamber musicians, and hold principal positions in major orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Israel Philharmonics, Bavarian State, Dresden Staatskapella, Dallas Symphony, and others. He is the founder of the iPalpiti orchestral ensemble of international laureates (1991).

“…Eduard Schmieder, the founder of the admirable iPalpiti, believes that music remains a functional universal language… Schmieder is an authoritative conductor. A tall and serious Russian of the old school, he goes in for intense expression and dug-in string sonorities…”

– Los Angeles Times, Mark Swed, Chief Music Critic (2010)

Critics Around the World Say:

“…under Mr. Schmieder’s direction [iPalpti] sprang to life as a single, singing voice. It was this natural, “vocal” quality that stayed with me long after the final notes of the concert were sounded… any group that might have the opportunity to work with Mr. Schmieder will be repaid many times over and will gain much from his insights and wisdom. [He is] a remarkable conductor.”

– John Ardoin, Music Critic, The Dallas Morning News

“… a serious and resourceful podium personality.”

– Daniel Cariaga, Los Angeles Times

“Eduard Schmieder is one of the outstanding teachers of the violin today. I have the highest admiration for his work, his dedication, and his integrity.”

– Lord Yehudi Menuhin

“I shall never forget his extraordinary power over the players; his drive is quite astounding.”

– Margaret Campbell, FRSA, Music Critic, The Strad,
Author of books “The Great Violinists”, “The Great Cellists” and other.

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