iPalpiti Festival 2018 back to festival page
Thursday, July 5
890 Balour Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
Preview: iPalpiti Orchestra, Eduard Schmieder, Conductor
Selections from Festival programs as announced from the podium.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Born and educated in Russia, Eduard Schmieder has been characterized as an “extraordinary musician of the late 20th century.” His ability to communicate with audiences and students alike places him in a rare category of elite performers and educators. As artist and teacher, Schmieder amalgamates and creatively transforms the great traditions of American and European art.
As a conductor, 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, Wagner Hall in Riga and other major concert halls worldwide. On April 14, 1996, Eduard Schmieder performed a recital in Genoa, on Paganini’s famous Guarneri del Gesu “Il Cannone” violin.
Currently Eduard Schmieder holds Carnell Distinguished Professor Chair at Temple University, 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 in Los Angeles, the position formerly held by Jascha Heifetz.
As violinist he has been collaborating with celebrated musicians in major concert halls throughout the world, and gives master classes at the foremost conservatories and music festivals.
He frequently represents the United States as a jury member at leading international competitions including Queen Elisabeth, Sibelius, Mozart, Paganini, Sarasate, Lipizer, and ARD among others.
Students of professor Schmieder have established careers as prominent soloists, active chamber musicians, and hold principal positions in major orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, London, Los Angeles, Israel Philharmonies, Bavarian State, Dresden Staatskapella, Dallas Symphony, and others. He is Music Director and Conductor of iPalpiti orchestral ensemble of international laureates.
“..a serous and resourceful podium personality.” Daniel Cariaga, Los Angeles Times
“I shall never forget his extraordinary power over the players; his drive is quite astounding.” Margaret Campbell, FRSA Music Critic, The Strad and Author of The Great Violinists and The Great Cellists
“… [He] is a remarkable conductor.” John Ardoin, Dallas Morning news
cellist/Kazakhstan-Switzerland-GermanyEldar Saparayev was born in Kazakhstan in 1980 to an artistic family and continues the tradition of playing cello in the 4th generation handed down on his father’s side of the family for nearly 80 years. His father, Professor Zaur Saparayev, began teaching cello to Eldar when he was six. In 1987 Eldar entered the Baiseitova Music School for gifted children in Almaty, Kazakhstan. After completing the School with Honours in 1998, he joined The Kazakh National Music Academy under the tutelage of his father. By 2004, Eldar obtained his Bachelor and two Masters of Arts degrees with honors at the Hochschulle für Musik und Theater in Zurich. Throughout his successful studies in Zurich, Eldar Saparayev completed two years of the exchange program in the class of David Geringas in Hanns Eisler’s Hochschule für Musik in Berlin where he was a recipient of a stipend from the Bernhard Greenhouse Fund. In 2016, he earned the Masters of Arts Degree in Conducting at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana under Marc Kissoczy. Currently, Eldar holds the position of the Chief cellist at the Südwestsdeutschen Philharmonie Orchestra in Konstanz, Germany and is a member of the Philharmonishe Cellisten Köln. He is regularly invited to perform as a guest principal cellist with the New European Strings, the Bayerische Staatsoper München, the Münchener Rundfunkorchester, the Bachakademie Orchester Stuttgart and the Zürich Kammerorchester. In 2015, Mr. Saparayev founded the Lyra Festival Orchestra in Zürich. He is the Chief Conductor of the Euro Sinfonietta Wien, a member of the Wilhelm Furtwängler Foundation, and an artistic director of “Klassik Konstanz,” initiated in 2017 by Saparayev Series of Chamber Music Concerts. Winner of only first prizes in every competition he entered, including 1st Prize in The International Anthonio Janigro Competition in Croatia in 2000, Eldar received numerous international awards and recognitions. In chamber music he had the honor performing with a number of true virtuosos in classical performance, such as Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dimitri Ashkenazy, Heinrich Schiff, Bobby McFerrin, and David Geringas. http://www.eldarsaparayev.com