Eduard Schmieder (USA)

Distinguished Violin Professor/Artistic Director for Strings

Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

Founder - iPalpiti orchestra

Guest Professor at Mozarteum Academy, Salzburg (2004-2017)

“Eduard Schmieder is one of the outstanding teachers of the violin today. I have the highest admiration for his work, his dedication, and his integrity.” - Lord Yehudi Menuhin

“His musicianship and knowledge of music are outstanding...” - Ida Haendel, CBE

“Schmieder stands at a meeting point of violin traditions. With ideas of specific ‘schools’ breaking down, he is in an ideal position to take violin playing into the next century.” - THE STRAD magazine, 1987

Born and educated in the Soviet Union, Eduard Schmieder has been characterized as an “extraordinary musician of the late 20th century” (Henry Roth, 1996). As an 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 is a founder of iPalpiti Artists International and is a music director and conductor of the iPalpiti orchestral ensemble of international laureates, touring internationally, and in the annual iPalpiti festival in Los Angeles since 1998. Released 26 CD albums, including 13 on BCM+D label.

In 1996, Eduard Schmieder performed a recital in Genoa on Paganini’s famous Guarneri del Gesu “Il Cannone” violin which is only given for performances to exceptional virtuoso violinists.

One of the most highly regarded violin pedagogues of his generation, Eduard Schmieder is the L.H. Carnell Distinguished Professor, Artistic Director for Strings at Temple University in Philadelphia, and a recipient of the Great Teacher Award 2020. Prior tenured positions held: the Distinguished Algur H. Meadows Chair of Violin and Chamber Music in the Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas (1990-2006), Professor of the Violin at the University of Southern California, the position formerly held by Jascha Heifetz (1986-1991). Students of Professor Schmieder are winners of top prizes at prestigious international competitions have established careers as soloists, and chamber musicians, and hold leading positions in orchestras in Europe, Asia, and the United States.