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The Upper Austrian Soprano Eva-Maria Schmid was born in Schärding, comes from Rainbach im Innkreis and currently lives in Vienna. She received her musical education already in early childhood (recorder, piano, flute, guitar). At the age of 16 she started her Voice studies with Gerald Trabesinger at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz.


In 2017 she completed her Master studies "Voice" with KS Edith Lienbacher as well as "Lied and Oratorio" with Florian Boesch, previously with KS Robertus Holl, with honors at the Institute for Voice and Musical Theatre Penzing of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In addition, she completed the studies "Vocal Pedagogy" (MA), "Vocal Pedagogy" (BA) - including a focus on popular singing - with Lydia Vierlinger and "Music Education" with "Instrumental Music Education" (Mag.art.) at the MDW and studied "Operetta" with Wolfgang Dosch at the Music and Art Private University of the City of Vienna, where she was trained in dance and acting as well.
She received further vocal and musical impulses during her active participation in Voice Masterclasses with KS Brigitte Fassbaender, KS Angelika Kirchschlager, Gerhard Kahry, Helena Lazarska, Gerd Uecker and Norman Shetler.
In the summer of 2018 she will take part in the Masterclass of KS Ildikó Raimondi in Salzburg.

Stage experience

In May 2018, Eva-Maria Schmid will open the "Austrian-Greek Music Summer" in Athens together with other artists at the invitation of the Austrian Embassy Greece as Soprano soloist and as part of a Mother's Day matinee with the "Basil Coleman Chamber Soloists" occur in Schärding. With Mozart's "Coronation Mass" she will once again be a soloist in 2018 be heard a.o. in the St. Augustine's Church Vienna, the Jesuit Church Vienna and in their hometown Schärding. Moreover, she will sing concerts with the Vienna Residence Orchestra (WRO).

Most recently, Eva-Maria Schmid was a Soprano Soloist in J.Haydn's "Nelson Mass" under the baton of Johannes Dandler and J.Haydn's "Nikolaimesse" under the baton of Basil Coleman (GMD Landestheater Niederbayern Passau (Germany)). She also performed the Solo part in Johan de Mejis 4th Symphony "Sinfonie der Lieder" at the Odeon Theatre Vienna with the Vienna Police Orchestra and performed as a Soprano Soloist with the orchestra "sINNfonietta" at New Year's Concerts in Austria and Germany.
In December 2017, she took over the soprano role in J.Brahm's "Liebesliederwalzer" for solo quartet in the Stadtpalais Liechtenstein Vienna.
In the summer of 2017 she appeared together with the Fritz Kreisler Trio as a Soloist in the Abbey Reichersberg and sang a.o. in G.Verdi's "Aida" as Amneris lady at the Salzburg Festival (AUT) with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Riccardo Muti for the first time.
In addition, she performed recitals in Vienna and Upper Austria.
In the spring of 2017 she was heard as a Soprano Soloist in J.S.Bachs "Easter Oratorio" in Upper Austria and Salzburg and shortly thereafter, she celebrated her Soloist debut in W.A.Mozart's "Coronation Mass" in the collegiate church of St.Peter Salzburg. In the same year, the young soprano performed the role of Pauline at the Theater an der Rott (Germany) (J.Offenbach "Pariser Leben") and in 2015/16, she sang the title role of Rosina in the production "La finta semplice" by W.A.Mozart at the Chamber Opera Munich (Germany), at the Cuvilliés-Theatre Munich (G), at the Theatre Aschaffenburg (G) and at the Theatre Zug (CH).

Since 2016, Eva-Maria Schmid regularly performs as a Soprano Soloist in the sacred music section, a.o. in the Church of St.Augustin Vienna, in St. Stephen's Cathedral Vienna and in the Church St.Peter Salzburg or in the concert series "Wien singt".

In the season 2014/15 she sang the role of Gretel and Sandmännchen (E.Humperdinck "Hänsel und Gretel") at the Opera Festival Vienna and also appeared as Marizza (C.Zeller "Der Vagabund") as well as Justice (W.A.Mozart "Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots").
In the summer of 2014, the young singer was heard as Marguérite Duménil (R.Heuberger "Der Opernball") at the Pramtaler Sommeroperette (AUT).

In November 2014, she made her debut as a Concert Singer at the Brucknerhaus Linz (Big Hall), where she first performed with the orchestra Festival Sinfonietta Linz under the baton of Lui Chan. Since then, this collaboration with selected musicians of the Brucknerorchester Linz has continued, e.g. during several New Year's concerts or the concert series "Lui Chans Klassik".

Due to an invitation of the Austrian Cultural Forum of Ukraine, the young singer appeared as a Soloist at the International Music Festival "O-Fest" at the Kiev Operetta Theatre as well as in Butscha in 2014. In 2013, she stood on stage as Countess Almaviva (W.A.Mozart "The Marriage of Figaro") at the Festival am Semmering (AUT) and also appeared as Franziska Cagliari (J.Strauß "Viennese Blood") at the TAG Theatre Vienna (AUT). In 2012 Eva-Maria Schmid made her debut at the Musikverein Wien (Gläserner Saal) as part of the Operetta concert "Das macht die Liebe, die dumme Liebe...". In the season 2010/11 she sang the role of Puppi (G.Waldek "Liebesluft") at the Landestheater Linz (AUT) and was heard as Venus (J.Blow "Venus and Adonis") in the Abbey of Zwettl (AUT). In 2007, the young soprano made her debut at the Konzerthaus Vienna (AUT), where she sang the role of Chimpoonie in M.Schwediauer-Southwick's "The peaceable kingdom". In summer 2005, she performed the 2nd Boy (W.A.Mozart "The Magic Flute") at the Musikfestival Steyr (AUT) under the baton of Niels Muus. In the year 2000, she celebrated her stage debut as Lilli (P.Maffay "Tabaluga and Lilli") at the Merano Theatre (Italy).

Further concerts and recitals led Eva-Maria Schmid as a Soloist to the Palais Auersperg Vienna (Vienna Residence Orchestra), the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn, the Großer Ehrbarsaal Vienna (Franz Lehár Orchestra), the Krakow Philharmonic (PL), the Bezirksfestwochen Vienna and the International Brucknerfest Linz (AUT).

Despite her young career as a singer, she has already worked successfully with important conductors and stage directors: e.g. Mariss Jansons (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), Riccardo Muti (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), Sir Simon Rattle (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), Stefan Soltesz (Munich Philharmonic Orchestra), Caspar Richter (Czech Virtuosi Orchestra), Andrés Garcia, Johannes Hiemetsberger, Alois Glaßner, Niels Muus, Shirin Neshat, Andreas Kriegenburg, Philipp Himmelmann, Sir Richard Eyre, Dominik Wilgenbus, André Turnheim, Manuela Kloibmüller, Michael Lakner, Susanne Sommer, Alexander Hauer and Wolfgang Dosch.

Eva-Maria Schmid is a frequent first prize winner in the category „Voice“ at the national competition "Prima la musica" and a merit scholarship holder at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In 2017, she successfully participated in the International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti in Innsbruck (AUT). In February 2018 she was Semi-Finalist of the International Mozart Competition for Singing Salzburg (AUT) and made it among the last 16 singers of 172 applicants. The artistic Jury chairmanship was held by Soprano Barbara Bonney, other jurors included Bernarda Fink (Mezzosoprano), Hendrik Heilmann (Pianist & Lied accompanist), David Rendall (Tenor), Tobias Hasan (Berlin State Opera), Josef Wallnig (Mozarteum Salzburg) and Stephanie Wippel (Vienna State Opera).

The soprano also works as a vocal coach, a.o. with the Vienna Boys Choir and the Vienna Singverein (Musikverein Wien).

The Vita is
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State: January 2018

Eva-Maria Schmid Papageno

Eva-Maria Schmid Liebesluft

Eva-Maria Schmid

Eva-Maria Schmid