David Theodor Schmidt
Sueddeutsche Zeitung characterizes him as the "new heart-throb of all piano enthusiasts," Financial Times Germany calls his playing a "tonal experience".
Pianist David Theodor Schmidt, born 1982, belongs to the musicians of the young generation, who already enjoy great recognition. In 2009 he was awarded the coveted Bayerische Kunstförderpreis sponsored by the Staatsministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst. Born in Erlangen, David Theodor Schmidt studied in Karlsruhe with Sontraud Speidel and at the Royal College of Music Loondon with Keven Kenner. David Theodor Schmidt pursues a profuse concert schedule, which has led him to concerts in the most important halls, among which are Concert Hous Berlin, Gasteig in Munich, Concert House Dortmund, Gewandhaus Leipzig and the Tschaikowsky Conservatory in Moscow.
Along with radio and TV recordings, the young pianist's CDs published among others by Sony Classical and "Profil - Edition Guenter Haenssler" have aroused special attention. The magazine Fono Forum has distinguished his CD with compositions by Brahms, Mendelssohn and Schubert with the Star of the Month. Meanwhile he recorded two further discs with romantic repertoire on Bechstein - titled "Wohin?" and "Der Dichter spricht" on Bechstein.
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