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Working method and projects:

Benjamin Schmid has been developing his work as an artist over several years in form of musical projects.
First priority is given to a repertoire of compositions, which complement each other and form a logical sequence. The repertoire, once chosen, is worked out, tried out and adjusted in a way to form a sensible guideline for the concert tours.

One example is the project Bach-Ysaye, started in the year 2000, which comprised 40 performances of all Bach Solo-sonatas in combination with the six sonatas for solo violin by Eugene Ysaye.

The yearlong preparation was a key factor of the great success of this cycle of concerts.
The present project is a Beethoven cycle with Alfredo Perl on the piano. It was started in the summer of 2003 at the Wigmore Hall in London and will continued until 2004.

"My projects give the liberty to be independent from concert agents and to keep the artistic control in my own hands"

Benjamin Schmid applies the same method to the field of jazz, devoting about 6 weeks per year to jazz.

Projects planned for the future:

Besides the Beethoven series, a Mozart project is in preparation. In the field of jazz, the concert-performances are centred on works of Stephane Grappelli.

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