B i o g r a p h i e
Since her debut in 2011 at the international Starnberg Festival, Heidi Schmid has been a regular guest in concert series and international festivals, both as soloist and chamber music partner, for instance at the recent "Davos" and "Gstaad" Festivals.
A busy concert schedule has taken her to France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Spain, Switzerland and Russia.
Her chamber music partners have included leading members of the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian State Radio, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich State Opera, the Basel Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of the State Theatre Freiburg, among others.
From 2013 to 2016 she has been Assistant Concertmaster of the Seraphin Ensemble in Munich. In 2015 she also joined the Young Eurasian Soloists Chamber Orchestra.
Since 2016 she has been the Assistant Artistic Director of the children's festival "Junges Mindelfestival." (www.jungesmindelfestival.com)
With her Keras Trio (Horn/Violin/Piano), she explores - besides traditional classical works - the music of today, as well as concert formats that combine different art forms. (www.keras-trio.com)
Born in Munich as the daughter of musicians, Heidi Schmid enrolled in the Augsburg Music Conservatory at the age of 15. She graduated with an Artist's Diploma in 2013 in the class of the renowned soloist Julia Fischer at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Munich. As a student of Adelina Oprean, she received her Master's Degree with honors at the Conservatory of Music in the summer of 2016. She is currently completing her studies in the "School of Excellence" at the Academy of Music in Basel.
Her regular studies have been supplemented by numerous master classes in chamber music and violin with Ana Chumachenco, Nora Chastain, Denès Zsigmondy, Barbara Doll and the Mandelring String Quartet, among others. She received grants from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich and the Castringius Foundation. In addition, she has been sponsored by the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now program, and by the Hochschule für Musik Basel.
In addition to her activities as a performer, Heidi Schmid places great importance on teaching; since beginning of 2017 she holds a teaching position at Music School Conservatory Zurich. Awakening and promoting the joy of music in others is an essential part of her artistic identity.
Heidi Schmid plays a violin made in 1760 by Joseph Gagliano.