About the iPalpiti Programs
Based in Los Angeles, iPalpiti Artists International is a non-profit organization formed to support, promote and develop the careers of exceptionally gifted young professional musicians, thus securing a future generation of artists who will pass on traditions of all time and carry classical music into the next century.


Programs of iPalpiti Artists International

Annual Summer Festival

iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates – now in its 20th season – features iPalpiti & Soloists (a touring consortium of 22-30 prize-winning young professional musicians from around the world). 23 CDs are released on TELOS, YAI, and BCM+D Records. Promotion and establishment of residency for iPalpiti is the organization’s long-term goal.

Among the programs of iPalpiti Artists International, its annual Festival of International Laureates in Los Angeles is emerging as one of the nation’s most significant music festivals and the subject of international accolades. The prestigious journal STRAD devoted numerous enthusiastic coverage, and the Los Angeles Times acclaimed the Festival’s “take-your-breath-away demonstrations of musicianship and technique.”

Featuring selected prize-winning young professional musicians from around the globe in the iPalpiti Orchestral Ensemble under the direction of Eduard Schmieder, the Festival encourages artists to find their “own voice,” performing as iPalpiti Soloists in solo and chamber ensemble concerts.

Transitional Program

Transitional Program is designed to provide assistance, guidance and counsel to young musicians with respect to their careers.

Educational Fund

The Educational Fund provides immediate assistance to students in need of tuition, summer programs, concert attire, fees, etc.

Instrumental Fund

Through the Instrumental Fund, fine instruments are provided for a period of time.

Benefactors Concert Series

Throughout the year, selected artists are featured in Benefactors Concert Series in private homes as well as in public concerts.

Leo Frankel Memorial Award Fund

Leo Frankel Memorial Award Fund – all selected young artists receive full-tuition scholarship, travel, room & board expenses, and stipend.

Mentor Program

The Mentor Program (for 5th to 12th graders) involves student musicians at music academies and public schools with music programs. Selected students are matched with an iPalpiti Laureate to develop a student-mentor relationship and gain insight into a musician`s career by allowing them to participate as auditors during the Festival`s rehearsals, attend performances, and interact with iPalpiti artists.

Student Coalition for the Arts

The Student Coalition for the Arts (for 5th to 12th grade) cultivates the growth of interest in classical music, building a future audience and encouraging concert attendance through personal contact with the institution and Laureate musicians. DOWNLOAD FILLABLE APPLICATION HERE

If you would like to learn more, be part of, or support the programs of iPalpiti Artists International, please contact Laura Schmieder, Director, (310) 205-0511.