Los Angeles Times Review 2016

Russian conductor Eduard Schmieder leads the iPalpiti Orchestra of International Laureates in a concert Saturday at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (Dana Ross) Rick Schultz July 24, 2016 3:45pm Of all the death-haunted composers in history, Schubert and Mahler stand close to the top. Some of their most compelling music in...

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Almanac Panorama [Russian national weekly] review

We would like to offer a translation from the review in the Almanac Panorama (Russian National Weekly): Everything was so glorious and significant, beginning with the carefully thought-through program! How challenging it must be to combine in one concert Russian romanticism and sentiment with Gothic mysticism; how brilliant it is...

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Maestro`s Letter to the Audience

Letter to the Audience – about iPalpiti and the orchestral ensemble program “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy” – Ludwig van Beethoven Dear Friends, Music is a gift that enables us to muse without words. “Music is the shorthand of emotion.” – Leo Tolstoy The name...

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Los Angeles Times Review 2014

Review of Grand Finale Concert at the Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall “A dazzling international chamber orchestra… Eduard Schmieder’s art is all about communicating emotional energy through glorious sound.” – Rick Schultz, July 2014

OC Register – iPalpiti Orchestra Shines at Soka

iPalpiti Shines at Soka “Schmieder led [iPalpiti] with crisp signals more concerned with impulses and phrases than beats …they produced a splendid and colorful sound… and polished armor. The virtuosity was quite impressive.” — Timothy Mangan, The Orange County REGISTER, 2013

The Strad – Soloists Unite

Soloist Unite December 1999 “iPalpiti played with striking unity and spirit and had an infectious way of making music…All [artists] clearly stimulated each other musically, showing mutual inspiration and respect.”
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Critics around the world say

“iPalpiti provides polish for talented young professional musicians from around the world.”
Los Angeles Times

“…a fitting name for the vibrant string orchestra from which the conductor Eduard Schmieder elicited a lively pulse…the ensemble was particularly noteworthy for its unity of purpose and blend. It was as if the musicians’ hearts were beating to the same buoyant rhythm…lustrous, polished tone and graceful phrasing.”
New York Times

“…rich sonorities [of iPalpiti] audibly took the audience’s breath away – especially whenever concertmaster Peter Rainer, whose technically immaculate tone throughout the night was sweet and thrilling, had a few bars to play – showed that iPalpiti had charms to soothe a hall well filled with music lovers of all ages.”
STRINGS Magazine

“This was an invigorating world-class performance by young players with technique to burn and a palpable desire to live every note.”
Los Angeles Times

“…the highlight of this astonishing musical odyssey was the sold-out performance at Disney Hall with elegant Maestro Eduard Schmieder at the helm, conducting this world-class group with a brilliant sense of balance, tension and phrasing.”
Beverly Hills Outlook

“…The musicians played with vivid unanimity and committment… The playing was masterly…”
Los Angeles Times

“iPalpiti played with striking unity and spirit and had an infectious way of making music…All [artists] clearly stimulated each other musically, showing mutual inspiration and respect.”
The Strad Magazine

“…cool display of virtuosity… unified to an often a startling degree…”
Los Angeles Times

“[iPalpiti] performance can be called righteously overwhelming…”
Noord Holland Dagblad

“Exhilaration, thrills, and awe conquer audiences…. These are the stock and trade of Young [iPalpiti] Artists International.”
Los Angeles Times

“When one hears these musicians play, one realizes there is a connection between the title and the musical outcome…when it comes to 24 very talented string players (some have independent successful careers) and a conductor who leads them with great musicality, the result is naturally captivating and exciting.”
Ora Binur, Ma’ariv Daily, Jerusalem

“…an astounding demonstration of seamless and beauteous string playing… memorable, luminous, deeply moving performance…”
Los Angeles Times