Beitrag vom20. August 2021
Victor Maria Schmidt was born in Hanover in May 2003 and has been playing the piano since the age of four, first with his mother, concert pianist Saskia Schmidt-Enders, and since 2013 with Vadim Goldfeld. He also studied in Lübeck under the Professors Konrad Elser, Konstanze Eickhorst and Manfred Aust.
Victor was a laureate at various competitions in the categories Piano Solo, Piano Duo (with his brother Gero, cellist), Chamber Music and Piano Trio. In 2014, he won First Prize with distinction in the category Piano Solo at the Bergedorfer Jugendmusikantenwettstreit competition. The following year, he won two First Prizes with distinction in the categories Piano Solo and Chamber Music (solo and as accompanist) at the Hamburger Instrumentalwettbewerb competition. In 2016, he was awarded Second Prize at the Bitburger Klavierwettbewerb competition. And in 2017, he won First Prize with twenty-five points in the category Piano Solo at national level of the Jugend musiziert competition, as well as a scholarship from the Carl Bechstein Foundation.
Four years in a row (2014–2017), Victor earned a scholarship from the Mut zur Muse program launched by Lübeck’s Musikschule der Gemeinnützigen, both in the Piano Solo and the Chamber Music categories (together with his brother Gero). He has also been a scholarship recipient of the Michael Haukohl Foundation since 2017.
Victor, who has also been playing viola with Nele Schaumburg since the age of ten, makes short films and composes film music in his leisure time.
(Last update: 2019)