Mikhail Shmidt

Born: Moscow, Russia

Performs with: Seattle Symphony, Seattle Chamber Players (founding member)

Mikhail Shmidt is the violinist on MOR’s CDs Vedem (Naxos 2011), performing Laitman’s work; Schoenfield and Schwarz (Naxos 2009), performing Paul Schoenfield’s Camp Songs and Ghetto Songs; and For a Look or a Touch (Naxos 2008), performing the Heggie title work.

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Recordings

Vedem
 
An "important release," says American Record Guide. "Laitman’s music is smooth as a glove and suits the material to a T. It is warmly and simply romantic in idiom and lets the text do the talking." Every Friday for two years between 1942 and 1944, a group of teenage boy... Read more
Camp Songs & Ghetto Songs
 
American composer and pianist Paul Schoenfield is at the keyboard for two searing, heart-piercing works commissioned by Music of Remembrance. Schoenfield gives voice to the words of two brilliant poets - one a Holocaust survivor, one murdered - and the range of their emotions through rage, bitter... Read more
For a Look or a Touch
 
Young American composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s “brilliant, moving work” (American Record Guide) is based on the true story of two gay teenage lovers the Holocaust tore apart forever. With an elegiac piece for cello and string quartet, In Memoriam, by Gerard... Read more
Art From Ashes
 
Called a “rewarding musical start” (Gramophone), MOR’s Grammy-nominated first recording includes Robert Dauber’s Serenata, Erwin Schulhoff’s Five Pieces for String Quartet, Herman Berlinski’s Sonata for Flute and Piano, and two MOR commissions: Camp Songs--with... Read more