Eduard Schmieder

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Eduard Schmieder
Eduard Schmieder

Eduard Schmieder (born 2 May 1948 in Lviv, Soviet Union) is a violinist, teacher and conductor. He is a highly regarded violin pedagogue.[1][2][3] Lord Yehudi Menuhin said, "Eduard Schmieder is one of the outstanding teachers of the violin. I have the highest admiration for his work, his dedication, and his integrity." He currently holds the position of Distinguished Professor of Violin at the Boyer College of Music and Dance, Philadelphia, Temple University where he is an Artistic Director for Strings.[4] Prior to that appointment, 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, a position formerly held by Jascha Heifetz. His other tenured teaching appointments were at Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Houston (1982–1986), and Lamar University, Beaumont (1980–1984). Eduard Schmieder immigrated to the United States from USSR in 1979. From 1980 to the present, many featured articles and reviews on his teaching and performances have been written in publications nationwide and internationally.[5][6]

He has taught master classes in virtually every foremost conservatory in the world,[7] and performs, teaches, and conducts at international music festivals. In the United States he has worked in music festivals at Aspen, Interlochen, Musicorda, Idyllwild, and in New York.[8] In 2004, he has joined the summer faculty at the prestigious Mozarteum Summer Academie Salzburg.

Eduard Schmieder founded the iPalpiti Orchestral Ensemble of International Laureates in 1991 in Dallas,[9] and has conducted it in major halls, with residences in the Netherlands and Beverly Hills, California, culminating in sold-out concerts at the famed Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Disney Hall[10] (Los Angeles), Carnegie Hall[11] (New York), European and Asian tours.

As a violinist and conductor he has collaborated with such musicians as Ida Haendel, Yehudi Menuhin,[12] Brooks Smith], Nathaniel Rosen, Erick Friedman, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, and many others. In 1996, Eduard Schmieder performed a recital in Genoa on Paganini’s treasured Guarneri del Gesu Il Cannone violin.[13]

Violin students in performance and competitions[edit]

Students of Professor Schmieder maintain careers as soloists and chamber musicians in U.S.A., Europe, and Asia: Tim Fain USA, Catherine Leonard,[14] Pavel Sporcl,[15] Boris Brovtsyn,[16] Dmitri Makhtin,[17] Alexandru Tomescu,[18] Xiao Xiao Cao,[19] Sayako Kusaka,[20] Vadim Tchijik[21] and Catharina Chen[22]

Professor Schmieder frequently represents the United States as a jury member at leading international violin competitions including:


  1. ^ Margaret Campbell The Great Violinists, Anova Books, 1998
  2. ^ Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Oxford University Press 2004
  3. ^ Henry Roth Violin Virtuosos: From Paganini to 21st century, California Classics Books, 1997
  4. ^ "L.H. Carnell Distinguished Professor of Violin". Archived from the original on 12 February 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  5. ^ "The Strad "School for Thought" (1996)" (PDF). Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  6. ^ "''Dallas Morning News'', High Profile, November 16, 1997". Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Noordhollands Dagblad, July 14, 2000". Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Summit". Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  9. ^ "iPalpiti Orchestral Ensemble of International Laureates". Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  10. ^ Ginell, Richard S. (28 July 2008). "Modern approach works for I Palpiti". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  11. ^ Schweitzer, Vivien (10 March 2007). "An Orchestra of Standouts in a Lively Musical Blend". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  12. ^ "Brooks Smith". The New York Times. 9 November 2000. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  13. ^ "Violini a Genova" (PDF). Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  14. ^ "Catherine Leonard". Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  15. ^ "Pavel Sporcl Czech Republic". Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  16. ^ Boris Brovtsyn UK-Russia Archived 21 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ "Dmitri Makhtin Netherlands". Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  18. ^ "Alexandru Tomescu Romania". Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  19. ^ "Sha (Xiao Xiao Cao) China". 1 January 2000. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  20. ^ "Sayako Kusaka Japan-Germany". Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  21. ^ "Vadim Tchijik France". Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  22. ^ Catharina Chen Norway, Kazuhiro Takagi Japan
  23. ^ ARD International Violin Competition Archived 6 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  24. ^ "Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition". Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  25. ^ "Remember Enescu" International Violin Competition Archived 5 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  26. ^ "Unisa, Rsa". Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  27. ^ "Postacchini International Violin Competition". 20 March 2007. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  28. ^ "International Spohr-Wettbewerb Competition". 7 November 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
  29. ^ 2nd China International Violin Competition