Volker Ignaz Schmidt
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Volker Ignaz Schmidt (born 1971 in Leonberg, Germany) is a composer of contemporary music.
Volker Ignaz Schmidt started composing in 1986 and has been a member of different rock and jazz bands playing piano, keyboards, trumpet as well as song writing. He has been studying harmony, counterpoint, form and orchestration since 1993. Since 1995 he has studied composition privately with Franklin Cox (University of Maryland, USA), Bernd Asmus (Freiburg, Germany), Jan Kopp (Stuttgart, Germany) and John Palmer (University of Hertfordshire, England).
In 2001 he started composing his own music. Until now Volker Ignaz Schmidt has composed several solo works for piano, cello, violin, flute, clarinet and trombone, a duo for two double-basses, a string trio, a string quartet, vocal pieces for female voices, songs and several works for chamber ensembles and orchestra.
Schmidt worked with performers like <belcanto> Solisten, New York Miniaturist Ensemble, Franklin Cox and Trio Mondala. Some of his works have been published by the Simon Verlag Berlin and the Bellmann Verlag Halle. His works have been performed in Germany, Belgium, Mexico, Russia & USA.
- Ikaros (2004) cello (commissioned by Frank Cox)
- Tales from the topographic inside (2007) piano
- Ma (2011) prepared harpsichord
- Crossing Paths (2013) 10string guitar
- Traumbilder (2007) flute, guitar & viola (commissioned by the Trio Mondala)
- Adoration (2008) bassflute & 10string guitar
- String Quartet 2010
- Aura (2009/2010) 2d2,0,2+es+bass,2+1 - 4,1,3,1, timp, perc, cel, pno, str:12,12,8,8,6
- Dürrson Lieder (2005) baritone and piano (published by the Simon Verlag Berlin)
- Goya I (2008) 3 female voices, flute/piccolo & clarinet (commissioned by the Frankfurter Tonkünstlerbund)
- Die Tränen der Eos (2011) soprano and cello