Concert Pianist

Biography

David Schmied was born in Zlin in the Czech Republic. Here he attended ZUS as a pupil of Eva Hanačiková. Because of his exceptional talent, he had private lessons from many excellent teachers and pianists like Dagmar Dubenova, Emil Leichner, Zdeněk Hnát, Eugen Indjic, Antonin Kubálek, Georgij Kanev, Stefan Vladar, Sontraud Speidel, Thomas Steinhöffel, Iva Navratova and Renáta Bialasová with whom he studied at the Brno Conservatoire until 2004. For his graduation piece he played Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor accompanied by the Brno Conservatoire Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Aleš Podaril.

David Schmied

After successfully graduating from the Conservatoire, David continued playing the piano with an important Czech pianist Professor Zdenek Hnát, who was a pupil of Ilona Stepánová-Kurzová and the legendary Moscow teacher Heinrich Neuhaus (Nejgauz) - winner of Prague Spring 1957.

During his studies David successfully took part in several competitions: Prague Junior Note (Certificate of Merit with distinction), International Radio Competition Concertino Prague (Certificate of Merit), Interpretation Piano Competition to mark the anniversary of F. Chopin, Z. Fibich, and B. Martinů (2nd place), Leoš Janácek International Piano Competition (3rd place, he was the youngest participant), Anglo Czechoslovak Trust Competition (2nd place). David Schmied is a finalist of Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition ( London 2008 ).

He also attended several interpretation courses including one taught by Czech-Canadian pianist Antonin Kubálek in Zlaté Hory. As part of a concert tour titled "Antonin Kubálek presents Young Artists" he performed the Janáček's piano Sonata I. X. 1905 to an exceptional reception and exceptional reviews. He also attended the International Piano Courses in St. Moritz in Switzerland.

David performs both at home and abroad. He often works with leading artists such as the soprano Kateřina Kněžíková, tenor Mario Zhang; together with Margit Klepáčová (violoncello) and Pavel Fischer (leader of the Skampa Quartet) they founded a piano trio and did a recording together.

Currently based in Switzerland, where is studying with Ivan Klansky (prizewinner of The Frederic Chopin Piano competition in Warsaw ). David is having private lessons with famous pianists as Kathryn Stott, Philip Fowke. Margaret Fingerhut etc.

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