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Ao.Univ.Prof. Rainer Schmidt

University Lecturer in Violin

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Prof. Rainer Schmidt                                                                                                               

Postgasse 24

CH- 4102 Binningen                                                                        rainerschmidt@web.de

 

 

 

 

Curriculum vitae

 

 

Rainer Schmidt studied in Hannover, Germany and in Cincinnati, USA, with Prof. Atila Aydintan and Dorothy Delay. While in the United States he studied string quartet with Prof. Walter Levin and the other members of the LaSalle Quartet.

 

In 1987 he joined the Hagen Quartet. Since then he has played all over the world with this ensemble, having their own cycle in Vienna, presenting the complete Mozart and Beethoven quartets at the Salzburg festival, recording for 20 years exclusively for „Deutsche Grammophon“, more than 40 CD`s, many of which to greatest acclaim.

„Honorary member“ of the „Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft“, „Verdienstmedaille“ des Landes Salzburg.

Founder in 1989 of the „Ravinia Trio“, concerts in Europe, U.S.A. and Japan, recordings of many modern works, like Trios by A. Schnabel, E. Steuermann, R. Leibowitz, A. Busch, amongst others.

 

Since 1988 teaching at the Universität „Mozarteum“, between 2002 and 2007 at the „Escuela superior Reina Sofia“ Madrid, and since 2007 at the Musikhochschule Basel.

Some of prominent young quartets studied with him.