Benjamin Schmid among the All-Time-Legends


Austrian Violinist Benjamin Schmid listed and portrayed in the new book  

“Great Violinists of the 20th century. Vol. 2. 1948-1985 ”, by J.M. Molkou , on Buchet/Chastel.

-       Worldwide release as book and e-book: September 2014


For Benjamin Schmid to be chosen in this manner to the company of the foremost violinists worldwide during the past fifty years is a well meritted recognition of his unique artistry and pioneering musical activities, be it his reknown contributions to standard repertoire ( Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, or Bartok ), his merits on rare works ( Korngold, Wolf Ferrari, Goldmark, Ligeti, Weill, Bolcom, Henze, Duttilleux, Penderecki ), his special engagement for recent Austrian repertoire ( Berg, Kreisler, Gal, Gulda, Muthspiel, HK Gruber, Berauer, Schwertsik, Eröd, Dünser.....) or his unique achievements in jazz (together with Stephane Grappelli, Georg Breinschmid, Didier Lockwood, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Bireli Lagrene among others ).

In his specificallly continous and consequent music-path, which spans from his debut at the Salzburg Festival under Yehudi Menuhin at age 17 to far more than thousand concerts around the globe with some of the greatest orchestras, and after winning vast international recognition on his distinctive discography ( Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik twice, Record of the Month Grammophone Editors Choice three times, several Strad Selections, ECHO Klassik, Grammophone All-Time-Best-Listings...), Benjamin Schmid is recognized in the middle of his career as one of 35 most important violinists of the past 50 years.


„To be part of such an exclusive club is a tremendous honour and confirms my „midlife harvest“, which stands for a lifetime love affair with music and the violin.“  – Benjamin Schmid