Competition in Brussels, led to appearances with major orchestras in Europe, Russia, the Far East, North and South America. Mr. Berlinsky has performed in such major venues as Carnegie and Avery Fisher Halls in New York, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Tokyo's Suntory Hall, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, the Munich Herkulessaal, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, the Bonn Beethoven Hall, Le Place des Arts in Montreal, and the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires among others.
His extensive performance schedule has taken him to the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Prague Spring Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Newport Music Festival, the Settimane Musicale in Stresa, Italy, Bratislava Festival, as well as appearances at the Ambassador Foundation in Pasadena, the Fiddle Fest at Alice Tully Hall, the 92nd Street Y.
This season he performs with Russian National Orchestra at the Arts Square Festival in St.Petersburg, Prague Radio Symphony at the Budapest Spring Festival, Orchestra de Chambre Français in New York, Russian Chamber Philharmonic on European Tour, Directs and performes with "International Chambers Soloists" at the Fontana Arts Festival and San Francisco Concervatory and WMP Concert Hall in New York. He gives recital in US, Korea, Italy, Mexico, and Russia.
Recent highlights include performances with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Sinfonia Toronto, Montreal Symphony, New York Chamber Symphony, Leipzig Radio Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Quebec, Utah, Virginia, Kalamazoo, Miami, San Antonio, and West Virginia Symphonies, Seoul Philharmonic, New Jersey Philharmonic, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Weimar Staatskapelle, Berlin Staatskapelle, Gent Opera Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonia Siciliana, UNAM Symphony in Mexico City, I Musici de Montreal in Canada and the United States, South American tour with the Prague Chamber Orchestra,as well as appearances at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico and festivals in Italy, Belgium, Germany, Scandinavia, Taiwan and Costa Rica.
His playing was featured in Emmy-Award documentary "Life on Jupiter" and "New York Canvas".
Dmitri has been Artist Teacher and Professor at the College of Music at the Michigan State University. His students have won important international competitions such as the Tchaikovsky, Menuhin, Tibor Varga, William Byrd and have assumed positions in orchestras including the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
In high demand as a teacher Mr.Berlinsky has taught and given Master Classes in Europe, Asia, Canada and in US at the Chautaqua Festival, Summit Music Festival in New York, Festival Internacional de Campos do Jordão in Brazil, International Academy of Music in Italy, Music in the Mountains Colorado, Schlern Festival,Instrumenta Verano in Mexico, University of South California in Los Angeles, Temple University in Philhadelphia, DePaul and Roosevelt University in Chicago, Western Michigan University, Weber University in Utah, and UNT in Texas.
Mr. Berlinsky is the founder of the chamber orchestra "International Chamber Soloists" and Artistic Director of "Southampton Arts Festival" in Long Island, New York.
Mr.Berlinsky has been recipient of many awards including SONY, Juilliard, YCA and Bagby Fondations. For several years he played on the famous "Yusupov" Stradivarious- the same instrument David Oistrakh and Leonid Kogan played.
...Schmieder has performed in such prestigious halls as Cite de la Musique in Paris, Crown Hall in Jerusalem, Grand Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall, Disney Concert Hall, and other major concert halls worldwide. He has collaborated with such musicians as Ida Haendel, Brooks Smith, Nathaniel Rosen, Jon Kimura-Parker, Erick Friedman, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Ron Leonard, Maria Kligel, Atar Arad, John Perry, Dame Diana Andersen, Fou Ts’ong and many others. He was a founding member and artistic director of the Venice International Violin Institute and the Moscow Trio.
In 1996, Eduard Schmieder performed a recital in Genoa on Paganini’s famous Guarneri del Gesu “Il Cannone” violin which is only given for the performances to exceptional virtuoso violinists. On this rare occasion, it was a posthumous International Peace Prize ceremony given by the Italian government to Yitzhak Rabin.
One of the most highly regarded violin pedagogues of his generation, Eduard Schmieder holds the Temple University Carnell Distinguished Professor of Violin in Philadelphia. Prior to his appointment at Temple University, he was Distinguished Algur H. Meadows Chair of Violin and Chamber Music in the Meadows School of the Arts in Dallas (1990-2006), and tenured professor of the violin at the University of Southern California, the position formerly held by Jascha Heifetz. Students of professor Schmieder are winners of top prizes at the most prestigious international competitions, have established careers as soloists, chamber musicians, and hold leading positions in orchestras in Europe, Asia, and the United States.
He is a recipient of American Cultural Specialist Award from United States Information Agency (1999), and throughout the years received numerous awards for his accomplishments as a Musician and Teacher and recognition for his invaluable contributions to culture. Most recent awards include: Proclamation from the City of Beverly Hills for his accomplishments as a Musician and Teacher and recognition for his invaluable contributions to culture; Certificate of Commendation from the City of Los Angeles for providing the world with cultural enrichment; Honors by Holland Music Sessions for 15 years of contribution to the culture of The Netherlands; 25th anniversary Durfee School of Music in Houston, TX for outstanding contribution as artistic advisor; Lifetime Achievement in Music Education, Russian American Center, Dallas, TX; Irving Symphony Orchestra honor dedication, City of Irving, TX; Diploma de Excelenta, Remember Enescu Foundation, Romania; Conductor of the Year -Beverly Hills Outlook Awards in 2003 and 2005. In 2006 he received President’s Associates Faculty Award at Southern Methodist University – only a 12th such recipient in the history of the university and the first ever in the Meadows School.
Eduard Schmieder’s recent performing highlights included recitals in St. Petersburg and in Paris, a solo with Meadows Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, conducting Jerusalem Symphony in Liturgica Festival series, Wroclaw Orchestra Ricordanza in Poland with Mme. Ida Haendel as violin soloist, and conducting at the Tokyo Festival and Martha Argerich Festival in Japan. The founder and music director of iPalpiti chamber orchestra since 1991, he conducted iPalpiti to sold-out and critically acclaimed performances in prestigious venues such as Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Mozarteum Grosse Hall (Salzburg), Nikkei Hall (Tokyo), Disney Hall (Los Angeles), YMCA Jerusalem, Carnegie Hall (New York), and is invited as ensemble-in-residence to festivals in Slovenia, Israel, Carinthia, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, and Japan.
Dr. Schmieder has taught master classes in virtually every foremost conservatory in the world. He has been performing, teaching, and conducting at international music festivals in Canada, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, and other countries. In the United States he has worked in music festivals at Aspen, Interlochen, Musicorda, Idyllwild, and Summit in New York. Since 2004, he is on the faculty at the Mozarteum Summer Academie Salzburg. He frequently represents the United States as a jury member at leading international competitions including Queen Elisabeth, Sibelius, Paganini, Sarasate, Lipizer, and ARD. In 2003, he was invited and accepted the position as Artistic Advisor to the Sarasate International Violin Competition in Spain. He is also an Artistic Advisor to the Foundation “Remember Enescu” in Romania.
He has been written about in books by Henry Roth “Violin Virtuosos: From Paganini to 21st Century” and Margaret Campbell “The Great Violinists,” as well as three featured articles in The Strad magazine.
"Among (violin pedagogues) I consider to be of elite caliber I would, without hesitation, include the name of Eduard Schmieder. He is a born educator who possesses the rare ability to blend the finest precepts of modern Western violin pedagogy and musicianship with the virtuoso proclivities of the brilliant Soviet school. Equally important, he has intimate knowledge of and respect for the great violinistic traditions of the past, which further contributes to the extraordinary scope of his cognition"--Henry Roth, Music Critic, The STRAD, Author of books "Great Violinists in Performance", "Violin Virtuosos, From Paganini to the 21st Century", and other.
"“… He elicits great dynamic from the orchestra…altogether, all the participants are wide awake and in fact, honor and wait anxiously for the conductor’s wishes… predominant excitement brought out by Schmieder." --Eberhard Iro, Review on Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Landshuter Rathausprunksaal
"Eduard Schmieder is a distinguished musician… his coming in Bucharest was an inspiring one… connected musical life from here to the world standards…" -- Fred Popovici, Romania Liberia
“…conductor Eduard Schmieder elicited a lively pulse…the ensemble was particularly noteworthy for its unity of purpose and blend. It was as if the musicians’ hearts were beating to the same buoyant rhythm…lustrous, polished tone and graceful phrasing.” --Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times (2007)
"..rich sonorities [of iPalpiti] audibly took the audience’s breath away – especially whenever concertmaster Peter Rainer, whose technically immaculate tone throughout the night was sweet and thrilling, had a few bars to play – showed that iPalpiti had charms to soothe a hall well filled --STRINGS Magazine (2005)
"… a serious and resourceful podium personality." --Daniel Cariaga, Los Angeles Times
"… The virtues of Mr. Schmieder as a sensitive and true musician inspired the players to create a very deep and emotional interpretation which kind of magnetized all its sensual harmonies and well phrased performance. This was a concert which could be titled as 'pearls of music” from any point.'" -– Ora Binur, Ma’ariv Jerusalem Daily
...such as the Tokyo String Quartet, the Ying String Quartet, the Chester String Quartet, the Ciompi String Quartet, and with members of the Cleveland String Quartet. He was recorded and broadcast by the BBC, CBC, NPR, and the Israeli Broadcast Authority. He won the first prize of the Paul Ben-Haim competition for contemporary music performance and the Israeli National Music Foundation award. Mr. Youngerman is a former member of the internationally award winning Amernet String Quartet. He is professor of viola and director of the Chamber Music Program at East Carolina University, and the conductor and artistic director of the Mallarmé Youth Chamber Orchestra in Durham, NC.