Christian Schmidt was born and raised in Graz, the capital of Styria, in 1972, and still lives there today. Christian Schmidt's love for his instrument and music is the motivation for his passion in playing the piano. In his piano playing, you can find personal characteristics such as: straightforwardness, sensuality, sensitivity, honesty and passion. His collection ranges from the major classical composers to rock, jazz and crossover arrangements. He performs solo, in a piano trio and also in larger ensembles. He studied piano at the Music Universities in Graz, Vienna and Freiburg/Breisgau, under the instruction of Sebastian Benda, Markus Schirmer, Elza Kolodin and Rudolf Kehrer. He graduated with honours and is now a certified concert pianist.



Afterwards, he attended Altenberg Trio’s masterclass in Vienna with his piano trio “Trioskop”. He also participated in the following master classes: Paul Badura-Skoda, Paul Gulda, Erich Hoebarth, the Fontenay Trio and members of the Hagen Quartet. He won several first place awards at the “Jugend musiziert” competition, as well as various scholarships. He participated at several music festivals, and had gone on tour to India, Japan and the US, but has also had many concerts in countries throughout Europe.