Rachmaninoff: 1st Piano Concerto (1st Movt- Excerpt)
Carl Schmidt is a piano examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) and he is Head of the Piano Department and Accredited Courses Coordinator at the NSW Central Coast Conservatorium.
He holds a Bachelor of Music, received with 1st class honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where he studied with Elizabeth Powell. During his studies he was awarded numerous prizes and scholarships including an invitation to become a member of the Golden Key International Honours Society for outstanding achievement.
He has recorded the complete Chopin Preludes and the Brahms Fantasien Opus 116 and has been soloist with the Central Coast Symphony Orchestra, Balmain Sinfonia and Sydney Youth Orchestra. He was a recitalist for the Sydney Conservatorium's Virtuoso Piano Series and was a lecturer and performer at the 2008 Summer Piano Teachers' Festival. Carl is also an experienced recitalist, accompanist and chamber musician.
M.Mus(Perf) B.Mus (Hons 1) L.Mus.A A.Mus.A
TAE40110 in Training and Assessment
Schubert Wanderer Fantasie for Piano and Orchestra- Finale
Whilst living in Europe he regularly appeared as soloist and as member of various ensembles. Carl was invited to perform in the 2004 International Chopin Festival in The Hague and with Steve Reich during the 2003 Steve Reich Festival.
Carl has over 20 years of teaching and performing experience and has adjudicated at all levels from local scholarships through to international competition.
Carl was awarded a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of The Netherlands after receiving a full scholarship from the Dutch Government. He studied with David Kuijken and undertook further study with other pianists including Naum Grubert and Peter Feuchtwanger in London.
He continues to give Workshops, Recitals and Master Classes for NSW Music Teachers' Association and for other musical organisations state-wide.
Carl is an experienced examiner and adjudicator and was a jury member for the 2016 ACASEA International Music Festival Piano Competition presented by the Australia Chinese Arts Study & Exchange Association.
Bach / Liszt: Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543 (Excerpt)
Albeniz "Evocacion" from Iberia
Albeniz "El Puerto" from Iberia