BiographyMarta Schmidt was born in Upper Silesia. At the age of 5 she began taking piano lessons and at the age of 16 she started taking her first singing lessons. She studied singing and acting and graduated with a diploma and an award by Halina Skubis at the Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland.
She then moved to Karlsruhe, Germany in order to go to the University of Music in Karlsruhe.
She attended the opera class of Prof. Renate Ackermann and completed the exam ''Artistic postgraduate studie'' in the concert subject of Prof. Marga Schiml. Since the summer of 2007 Marha Schmidt is being artistically supervised by Prof. Jakob Stämpfli and since the beginning of 2009 by Prof. Charlotte Lehmann.
She took part in the ''Handel Academy'' as well as in many different master courses by: Ileana Cotrubas, Sylvia Geszty, Sena Jurinac, Semion Skigin, William Matteuzzi, Mya Besselink and among others. She had a scholarship at the Accademia Lirica Mantovana, and won an award at the ''Sylvia Geszty Singing Competition in Neustadt an der Weinstraße''.
The Silesian Symphony Orchestra enganged in a CD production with Marta Schmidt with the "The bell song" (Air des clochettes) from "Lakmé" by L. Delibes. In the summer of 2010, for the anniversary of Frédéric Chopin, Marta Schmidt recorded a CD called "Frédéric Chopin Polish songs and dances”.
On the opera stage she sang, among other roles, the Queen of the Night and the role of Papagena in "The Magic Flute" by W.A. Mozart, the Musette in "La Bohème" by G. Puccini, Esmeralda in "The Bartered Bride" by B. Smetana, the Parasha in "Mavra" by I. Stravinsky and Juliette in "Le roi Bérenger" by H. Sutermeister. Most recently Marta Schmidt performed at the Badische Staatstheater Karlsruhe in ''A Midsummer Night’s Dream'' by F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
Marta Schmidt concerted in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, Senegal and Switzerland with her extensive repertoire of oratorio and songs. She sang Mozart’s ''Great Mass in C minor'' (Große Messe in c-Moll) at the prestigious Schongauer Festival: ''Festlicher Sommer in der Wies''. She has also performed with music personalities such as Enoch zu Guttenberg, Andreas Spering, Kaludi Kaludov, Katia Ricciarelli. She has worked with directors such as Renate Ackermann, Sven Severin and Roland Schwab, as well as with the orchestra ensembles of the Czech Philharmonic, the Silesian Philharmonic, the Württembergische Philharmonic Reutlingen and the orchestre of Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe.