Michal Schmidt is cello faculty and chamber music coordinator at Dickinson College in PA. She completed her doctoral studies at Temple University and her Masters Degree at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Michal did her undergraduate studies at the Curtis Institute of Music. She is also a recipient of two Artist Diplomas (cello and piano) from the Royal Academy of Music in London, England.

In Israel Michal studied cello with Uzi Wiesel and piano with Ilona Vincze at the Rubin Music Academy in Tel Aviv. IN the US She studied cello with David Soyer, Lorne Munroe and Jeffrey Solow. Her piano teachers include Raquel Adonaylo, Claude Frank and Peter Serkin.

MS Schmidt is a member of numerous ensembles in the Philadelphia area: the Network of New Music, the Hildegard Chamber Players and the Four Horizon Quartet. She is active as a recitalist and has premiered numerous new works for cello. She has recorded the Brahms violin sonatas, collaborating with violinist Diane Monroe and has so far recorded two of Beethoven’s cello sonatas playing both the piano and cello parts.

Michal performs regularly with singers and string players and has recently performed in programs at Dickinson College, Swarthmore College, Haverford College in programs dedicated to music by Messiaen, Eissler, Shulamit Ran, Osvadlo Golijov among others. For her Brahms Marathon in May of 2007 MS Schmidt played the cello part in the cello sonatas and the piano parts for the three violin sonatas. Portions of this marathon performance are repeated in numerous concerts through out the 2007-2008 season.

For more informantion about Michal, please visit www.michalschmidt.com