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Carsten Schmidt

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Artistic Director
Harpsichord, Piano, Conductor

SMF Artistic Director Carsten Schmidt enjoys a flourishing career as a pianist, harpsichordist, and conductor, and has performed widely throughout Europe, North America, and Asia. He has been heard in such venues as the Ravinia Festival, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, the Moscow Conservatory, the Kuhmo Festival in Finland, German Mozart Festival, as well as in broadcasts worldwide. His repertoire ranges from the early Baroque to new works, of which he has premiered more than 100. He studied at the Folkwang Institute in his native Germany, as well as Indiana University and Yale. Among his teachers are pianists Claude Frank and Leonard Hokanson and harpsichordist Richard Rephann. Since 1998 he has been Professor of Music at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.

This Artist performs in the following events:

Musica Transatlantica, Musica Transalpina, Masters & Students, Love & Repercussions, Song Fest, Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia, Baroque Inside/Out, Gateway to Heaven, Acis & Galatea, Bach & Handel Part 1, Bach & Handel Part 2