Stephan Schmidt

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Stephan Schmidt is a German-born classical guitarist now residing in Switzerland.

Biography[edit]

He studied in Trossingen, Paris and New York.

His recording (in 2000) of Bach's lute works (original versions) played on a multi-string guitar has been called the "a new reference recording of Bach's luteworks on the guitar" by Fono Forum and has received multiple 5-star ratings (BBC Music Magazine, Classic CD), praises.. & awards (Diapason d’Or, etc.).[1]

In 1994 he was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque of the L'Académie Charles Cros for his recording of Maurice Ohana's complete works for guitar (on the ten-string guitar).

Teaching[edit]

Schmidt taught at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Bern from 1998 to 2001. Since 2002 he has been director of the Hochschule für Musik Basel at the Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Collection of Reviews". Various (Fono Forum, BBC Music Magazine, Diapason, Le Monde de la Musique, ...). 

External links[edit]

Biography[edit]

Recordings[edit]

details from Stephan Schmidt's homepage