Chairman’s Festival Greetings
2018 PRESS RELEASE
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Russian conductor Eduard Schmieder leads the iPalpiti Orchestra of International Laureates in a concert Saturday at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (Dana Ross) Rick Schultz July 24, 2016 3:45pm Of all the death-haunted composers in history, Schubert and Mahler stand close to the top. Some of their most compelling music in...
We would like to offer a translation from the review in the Almanac Panorama (Russian National Weekly): Everything was so glorious and significant, beginning with the carefully thought-through program! How challenging it must be to combine in one concert Russian romanticism and sentiment with Gothic mysticism; how brilliant it is...
Letter to the Audience – about iPalpiti and the orchestral ensemble program “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy” – Ludwig van Beethoven Dear Friends, Music is a gift that enables us to muse without words. “Music is the shorthand of emotion.” – Leo Tolstoy The name...
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Review of iPalpiti Orchestra’s 2015 Festival Grand Finale Concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Written by Richard Ginell. >>Download Article (PDF)
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Review of Grand Finale Concert at the Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall “A dazzling international chamber orchestra… Eduard Schmieder’s art is all about communicating emotional energy through glorious sound.” – Rick Schultz, July 2014
Hearing the Los Angeles Philharmonic Outdoors and iPalpiti Indoors “iPalpiti’s strings were completely unified and opulent… absolutely bloomed in this space, delivering a deep, rich bass in a movement from a C.P.E. Bach “Hamburg” Sinfonia in A, floating almost Stokowski-like in pater J.S. Bach’s “Air on the G String” with...
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LA Times Review 2013 “The international ensemble’s playing at Walt Disney Concert Hall, led by conductor Eduard Schmieder, proves to be world-class…sensational… This was an invigorating world-class performance by young players with technique to burn and a palpable desire to live every note.” – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 2013
iPalpiti Shines at Soka “Schmieder led [iPalpiti] with crisp signals more concerned with impulses and phrases than beats …they produced a splendid and colorful sound… and polished armor. The virtuosity was quite impressive.” — Timothy Mangan, The Orange County REGISTER, 2013
iPalpiti IMPRESSIONS July 28-31 2012
iPalpiti witty, imaginative at Disney Hall July 29 2012
Global repertoire inspires international ensemble at iPalpiti Festival July 18, 2012
Musical minds: A quartet of iPalpiti artists July 17 2012
LA Times – All Together Now | The iPalpiti gala concert marking the Chopin and Schumann bicentennials draws a diverse crowd
LA Times – All Together Now July 26 2010 “Schmieder is an authoritative conductor. A tall and serious Russian of the old school, he goes in for intense expression and dug-in string sonorities that reverberated through Disney with so much power that I wondered for a moment whether the loudspeakers...
LA Times Blog Review 2010
LA Times Festival Preview July 18 2010
The Strad June 2009 “… Lead by conductor Eduard Schmieder with passion, intelligence, refinement and imagination, iPalpiti demonstrated an almost uncanny unanimity of sound and vibrato, a quality repeated again and again throughout the evening… It was especially remarkable to hear such a wide variety of individual tones emerge and...
NY Times Review 2007 “…a fitting name for the vibrant string orchestra from which the 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...
Great Expectations December 2004 “Eduard Schmieder transforms the young professional players of his iPalpiti orchestra intotomorrow’s first-rank musicians.”
Soloist Unite December 1999 “iPalpiti played with striking unity and spirit and had an infectious way of making music…All [artists] clearly stimulated each other musically, showing mutual inspiration and respect.”
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