After a full decade of KAISER SCHMIDT Guitar Duo, Jessica and Jakob have just released their Debut CD together. Click here for purchase options or more information.
Jessica Kaiser started her musical studies at the early age of 4 and enjoyed the musical influence and mentorship of some of Europe’s most renowned teachers and musicians, such as Stefan Schmidt, Thomas Müller-Pering and Paolo Pegoraro.
Jessica succeeded at various international competitions, e.g. at the Anna Amalia Competition in Weimar (2009, First Prize), the Andres Segovia Competition in Velbert (2011, Second Prize) and the Westfalian Guitar Spring in Erwitte (2012, Special Prize).
She has been awarded grants by the charity Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now (since 2010), the Rotary Club (2010), the Neue Liszt Stiftung Weimar (2015) and the DAAD (2016) and received the award for the advancement of the arts, granted by the city of Augsburg (2016).
As a soloist, she has performed with orchestras in concert halls around the world, from the well-known Herkulessaal der Residenz in Munich, Germany, to Baku Philharmonic Hall in Aserbaijan.
Besides her solo activities, Jessica is a passionate chamber musician and enjoys performing in variuos ensembles. In particular, her longstanding and close musical partnership with Jakob Schmidt constituting the KAISER SCHMIDT Guitar Duo, is an essential element in realizing her musical ideas. Together they have been awarded First, Second and Special Prizes at international competitions in Stuttgart (2010) and Schweinfurt (2014).
Further highlights of her career were appearances at music festivals and concert series all over Germany and Europe to Brazil.
KAISER SCHMIDT Guitar Duo
Dates and Events 2017
Ensemble Neue Musik
- Worl premieres and works by Xu Weiwei, Egid Jöchl, Jonatan Sersam, Anna Arkushyna, Magnus Lindberg and others.
- Leitung: Edo MIČIĆ
- KAISER SCHMIDT Guitar Duo celebrates their Debut Record Release!
- Works by Granados, Bogdanovic, Faure & Piazzolla.
- KAISER SCHMIDT Guitar Duo will play the opening concert of the "Mozartfeschtle".
- Works by de Lhoyer, Mozart, Bogdanovic and others.
- Closing Concert of Segovia Guitar Week, presentd by the Segovia Guitar Academy.
- Works by Bartok, Novak and Piazzolla. Violin: Johanna Ruppert
- Sharing the stage of the "Kellertheater" with Costa Rican guitarist Carlos Castro.
- Works by Aguado, Turina, Rodrigo and others.
- KAISER SCHMIDT Guitar Duo at punkt5 in the beautiful castle of Bissingen.
- Works by Bach, Granados, Faure, Bogdanovic & Piazzolla.
- Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra by Friedrich Gulda.
- Nassir Heidarian-Rasty, Conductor. T.B.A., Cello.
- "Mit Indianern in die Prärie"
- Special concert format for children from 4-8 years. Click button for more information about dates and venues.
- Have a glass of spanish wine and enjoy a touch of iberian summer with works by Albeniz, Rodrigo, de Falla, Asencio u.a.
- event promoted by the city of Kahla