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The Austrian-born soprano Eva-Maria Schmid began her vocal training at the age of 16 at the Anton Bruckner Private University Linz (AUT).
In 2017, she completed her master studies singing with KS Edith Lienbacher as well as song 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 (AUT).
Previously, she completed the studies singing education (MA), singing education (BA) with Lydia Vierlinger and music education with instrumental music education (Mag.art) at the MDW and studied at the Music and Art Private University of the City of Vienna Operetta with Wolfgang Dosch.
She received further vocal and musical impulses during her active participation in 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.

In May 2018, Eva-Maria Schmid will sing at the "Austrian-Greek Music Summer" in Athens and perform in a concert with the "Basil Coleman Chamber Soloists" in Schärding (AUT). With Mozart's "Coronation Mass" she can be heard a.o. in the church St.Augustin Vienna and the Jesuit church Vienna. In addition, concerts with the Vienna Residence Orchestra (WRO) will follow, where she will sing a.o. Sophie (R. Strauss "Der Rosenkavalier") on stage.

Most recently, Eva-Maria Schmid was heard in J.Haydn's "Nelson Mass" under the baton of Johannes Dandler and in J.Haydn's "Nikolaimesse" under the baton of Basil Coleman (GMD Landestheater Niederbayern Passau/G). Furthermore, she interpreted the solo part in Johan de Mejis Symphony 4th "Sinfonie der Lieder" at the Odeon Theatre Vienna and performed with the orchestra "sINNfonietta" at New Year's Concerts in Austria and Germany.

In 2017, the soprano performed at the Salzburg Festival in G.Verdi's "Aida" as Amneris-Lady with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Riccardo Muti for the first time and in the same year, she performed the role of Pauline (J.Offenbach "Parisian life") at the Theater an der Rott (G). Furthermore, she took over the soprano part in J.Brahm's "Love songs waltz" for solo quartet in the Stadtpalais Liechtenstein Vienna, she performed together with the Fritz Kreisler Trio in the Abbey of Reichersberg, she was heard in J.S.Bach's "Easter Oratorio" in Upper Austria and Salzburg and sang W.A.Mozart´s "Coronation Mass" in the Abbey of St.Peter Salzburg. In addition, she performed recitals in Vienna and Upper Austria.

In 2015/16, Eva-Maria Schmid could be heard in the title role of Rosina in the production "La finta semplice" by W.A.Mozart at the Chamber Opera Munich (G), in the Cuvilliés Theatre Munich (G), at the Theatre Aschaffenburg (G) and at the Theatre Zug (CH).

Since 2016, she also performs regularly in the sacred music area, a.o. in the church of St.Augustin Vienna, in the St. Stephen's Cathedral Vienna and in the Abbey St.Peter Salzburg.

In the season 2014/15, the soprano sang the role of Gretel and Sandmännchen (E.Humperdinck "Hänsel und Gretel") at the Opera Festival Vienna, performed as Marizza (C.Zeller "Der Vagabund") and as Justice (W.A.Mozart "Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots").
In the summer of 2014, she was heard as Marguérite Duménil (R.Heuberger "Der Opernball") at the Pramtaler Summer Operetta.
In the same year she made her debut as a concert singer in the Brucknerhaus Linz (Big Hall), where she performed with the orchestra Festival Sinfonietta Linz under the baton of Lui Chan for the first time. Since then, this collaboration with selected musicians of the Bruckner orchestra Linz has continued, i.a. at New Year's concerts or in the concert series "Lui Chans Klassik". Furthermore, Eva-Maria Schmid performed during the International Music Festival "O-Fest" in the Operetta Theatre Kiev (UKR) as well as on the large outdoor stage of the Ukrainian city of Butscha.

In 2013, she was on stage at the Festival am Semmering ("Kultur Sommer Semmering") as Countess Almaviva (W.A.Mozart "The Marriage of Figaro") and performed as Franziska Cagliari (J.Strauß "Wiener Blut") in the TAG-Theatre Vienna.

In 2012, Eva-Maria Schmid made her debut at the Musikverein Vienna (Gläserner Saal) and in the season 2010/11, she sang the role of Puppi (G.Waldek "Liebesluft") at the Landestheater Linz and the role of Venus (J.Blow "Venus and Adonis") in the Abbey of Zwettl.

In 2007, the soprano made her debut at the Konzerthaus Vienna, where she was heard as Chimpoonie in M.Schwediauer-Southwick's "The peaceable kingdom".
In summer 2005 she sang the 2nd Boy (W.A.Mozart "The Magic Flute") at the Music Festival Steyr under the baton of Niels Muus.
In the year 2000, she celebrated her stage debut as Lilli (P.Maffay "Tabaluga and Lilli") at the City Theatre Meran (I).

Other concerts as well as recitals led Eva-Maria Schmid to the Palais Auersperg Wien (Vienna Residence Orchestra), the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn, the Großer Ehrbarsaal Vienna (Franz Lehár Orchestra), the Krakow Philharmonic (PL), the Vienna Bezirksfestwochen and to the International Bruckner Festival Linz (AUT).

Despite her young career as a singer, she has already worked successfully with important conductors and stage directors: i.a. 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 at the national competition "Prima la musica" and a 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. In February 2018, she was semi-finalist of the "International Mozart Competition for Singing Salzburg" and made it among the last 16 singers of 172 applicants. The artistic jury chairwomanship was held by soprano Barbara Bonney, other jurors included Bernarda Fink (mezzo soprano), 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 at the Vienna Boys Choir and at the Vienna Singverein (Musikverein Vienna).


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State: March 2018


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Eva-Maria Schmid Liebesluft

Eva-Maria Schmid