WOLFGANG EMANUEL SCHMIDT
Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt studied with Aldo Parisot at The Juilliard School, and with David Geringas at the Musikhochschule Lübeck, and had the honour of working with Mstislav Rostropovich during his later career. He plays an instrument by Matteo Goffriller, which previously belonged to Hugo Becker. He was a first prize winner at the German National Music Competition in Bonn, the First International Adam Cello Competition in New Zealand, and the International Music Competitions in Bayreuth and Markneukirchen in Germany, and was awarded the Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris at the International Rostropovich Competition in Paris. He was a prize winner at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and International Leonard Rose Cello Competition in the United States. He has performed worldwide with major orchestras, conductors and colleagues and has a number of successful recordings to his credit.