1st Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians




Born and educated in Russia, Eduard Schmieder has been characterized as an “extraordinary musician of the late 20th century” (Henry Roth). As artist and teacher, Schmieder seeks to preserve and enhance the great traditions of American and European art.  He maintains a concert schedule as conductor and violinist and teaches an internationally selected class of students.


Schmieder has performed in such prestigious concert halls worldwide and has collaborated with such musicians as Yehudi Menuhin, Ida Haendel, Martha Argerich, Brooks Smith, Jon Kimura-Parker, Erick Friedman, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, and many others. In 1996, Eduard Schmieder performed a recital in Genoa on Paganini’s famous Guarneri del Gesu “Il Cannone” violin.


One of the most highly regarded violin pedagogues of his generation, Eduard Schmieder holds the Temple University Carnell Chair Professor of Violin at Center of the Arts in Philadelphia where he is an Artistic Director for Strings.  Prior positions were a 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, the position formerly held by Jascha Heifetz.


Dr. Schmieder has taught master classes in virtually every foremost conservatory in the world. Since 2004, he is on the faculty at the Mozarteum Summer Academie Salzburg. He frequently serves as a jury member at leading international competitions including Queen Elisabeth, Sibelius, Paganini, Sarasate, Lipizer, and ARD. Throughout the years he received numerous awards for his accomplishments as a Musician and Teacher and for his invaluable contributions to culture.


The founder and music director of iPalpiti orchestral ensemble of international laureates, since 1991 he conducted iPalpiti to sold-out and critically acclaimed performances in prestigious venues such as Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Mozarteum Grosse Hall (Salzburg), Nikkei Hall (Tokyo), Disney Hall (Los Angeles), YMCA Jerusalem, Carnegie Hall (New York), and is invited as ensemble-in-residence to festivals in Brazil, Slovenia, Israel, Carinthia, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, and Japan.   


He has been written about in books by Henry Roth “Violin Virtuosos: From Paganini to 21st Century” and Margaret Campbell “The Great Violinists,” as well as numerous featured articles in THE STRAD magazine.