Portrait

The Swiss soprano Maria C. Schmid studied at the Musikhochschule in Lucerne. After diploma studies under Professor Barbara Locher, she went on to obtain additional diplomas as concert performer and as soloist under Professor Peter Brechbühler. In 1994 the school awarded her a special prize for outstanding musical accomplishment, and in 2002 she received a prize scholarship from the Axelle and Max Koch Cultural Foundation. In 2005 the Cantonal Board of Trustees in Aargau bestowed a stipend in recognition of her artistic achievement and charisma, and the inexhaustible freshness of her performances. She has studied with distinguished European professors of song such as Margreet Honig, Lena Hause and Elisabeth Glauser, and has also learned much from working with the répétiteurs and accompanists Peter Baur, Hans Adolfsen and Edward Rushton; all have helped her greatly as a singer and a performer.

Maria C. Schmid has considerable concert experience within Switzerland and abroad with the standard lyric soprano repertoire. She is also very fond of works from Early Music, and of the Romantic Lieder soundscape.

Her concert engagements have taken her to Germany, France, Italy, Austria and the United States.

Her work can be followed in numerous concert recordings from various radio stations and on CD releases.