Acclaimed by the press for its “beauteous string playing”, “lustrous, polished tone,” and “vocal quality”, iPalpiti (ee-PAHL-pit-ee is Italian for “heartbeats”) is a consortium of prize-winning young professional musicians from around the globe, where each member considered a soloist. “ Eduard Schmieder, the founder of the admirable iPalpiti, is a serious and resourceful podium personality...he goes in for intense expression and dug-in string sonorities…” - Los Angeles Times.
Under his direction, iPalpiti performed to sold-out audiences in prestigious venues such as Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Mozarteum Grosse Hall (Salzburg), Nikkei Hall (Tokyo), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), YMCA Jerusalem, Carnegie Zankel Hall (New York), and has been invited as ensemble-in-residence at festivals in Slovenia, Israel, Carinthia, Belgium, and Italy, as well as the Martha Argerich Festival in Beppu, Japan.
iPalpiti Festival of International Laureates in Los Angeles - presented annually since 1998 - is one of the nation's significant music festivals and the subject of international accolades. The prestigious STRAD magazine devoted numerous enthusiastic features and reviews, and the Los Angeles Times acclaimed the Festival's "take-your-breath-away demonstrations of musicianship and technique," where artists encouraged to find their "own voice," performing as iPalpiti Soloists in solo and chamber ensemble concerts.
Referred to as a “Musical Peace Corps,” iPalpiti’s international membership brings unique insight to music making, forging a life-time friendship among 200+ artists from all over the world.
iPalpiti Artists International is a non-profit, humanitarian organization that stands on the belief that "music is the spiritual factor which brings people together and unites them irrespective of religion and culture, appealing to sublime senses." Its mission creates a cultural network of the future and international understanding.