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Eduard Schmieder 
Violinist & Conductor
(United States)

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.

The partial list of institutions and festivals where Professor Schmieder has served as faculty in residence taught master classes, lectured, presented clinics, performed, and conducted orchestras is truly amazing:


American String Teachers Association (ASTA)
Brigham Young University's School of Music
Colburn School of Music, Los Angeles
Eastman School of Music
Florida State University
Juilliard School of Music
Lamar University (tenure, 1980-1984)
Longy School of Music, Bard College
Louisiana State University
Michigan State University, Lancing
Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC)
New England Conservatory
Northwestern University
Rice University (tenure, 1983-1986)
Roosevelt University
Southern Methodist University (tenure, 1991- 2006)
The College Music Society, University of Central Arkansas
The Music Center of the North Shore, Chicago, MI
The Stradivari Society, Chicago, MI
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (tenure, 2007–to date)
Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA)
Texas Christian University/Cliburn Piano Institute, Ft. Worth
University of California Los Angeles
University of Chicago
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
University of Southern California (tenure, 1986-1991)
Yale University



Mozarteum Academy Salzburg, Austria (2004-2017)
Vienna Conservatory, Austria
Sofia Academy of Music, Bulgaria
Glenn Gould Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Canada
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Beijing Central Conservatory, China
Shanghai Conservatory, China
Prague Conservatory, Czech Republic
Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
Conservatoire Superior de Lyon, France

Conservatoire Superior de Paris, France (Prof. in-residence 1992-1997)
Augsburg Hochshule, Germany
Cologne Hochschule, Germany
Mannheim Hochschule, Germany
Hanover Hochschule, Germany
Heinz Eisler Hochshule, Berlin, Germany
Hochshule Freiburg, Germany
Richard Strauss Conservatory, Munich, Germany
Hong Kong Center for Performing Arts
Villa Chiericati- Showa/Geidai University, Italy
Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music, Israel
Tel- Aviv Rubin Academy of Music, Israel
Geidai National University, Japan
Kunitachi University, Japan
Toho School, Japan
Kazakh National University of Arts, Astana, Kazakhstan
National Korean University, Seoul, Korea
Amsterdam Conservatory, Netherlands
Krakow Conservatory, Poland
Gnessin Russian Music Academy, Moscow, Russia
St. Petersburg Conservatory, Russia
UNISA, Pretoria, RSA
Reina-Sofia Conservatory, Madrid, Spain
Kaohsiung University, Taiwan
Taipei University, Taiwan
Britten-Pierce School, UK
Menuhin School, UK
Pro Corda, UK
Purcell School, UK
Royal Academy, UK
Royal College, UK

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