Eric Schneider

Artist photo of Eric Schneider - Piano

Hailing from the Bergisches Land near Cologne, Eric Schneider studied piano and mathematics. At the age of twenty-two he earned his piano solo concert diploma at the Cologne University of Music with distinction. Following his first competition successes and
piano solo performances, he discovered his enthusiasm for Lieder and chamber music. Eric Schneider pursued studies in Lied accompaniment with Hartmut Höll and also received decisive influences from Paul Badura-Skoda, Alfred Brendel, and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

He expresses special gratitude to Elisabeth Schwarzkopf for her profound teaching of musical style. In addition, he studied orchestral conducting under Rolf Reuter in Berlin. Eric Schneider has established longtime collaborations with such singers as Christiane Oelze, Christine Schäfer, Anna Prohaska, and Matthias Goerne. He performs all over the world in prestigious concert venues, and his CD releases in recent years have included—among many others—Winterreise and Apparition with Christine Schäfer, Die schöne Müllerin and Wanderers Nachtlied with Matthias Goerne, and Sirène and Behind the Lines with Anna Prohaska.

As a solo pianist, Eric Schneider has performed notable recitals at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Kissinger Sommer, Beethoven Festival Bonn, and Ruhr Piano Festival. His most recent CD features works by Leoš Janáček, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Robert Schumann. Eric Schneider resides in Berlin and teaches Lied repertoire at the Berlin University of the Arts.

Picture: Peter Adamik

CDs released by GENUIN

with Eric Schneider

CD album cover 'o luna mia' (GEN 21715) with Pia Davila, Eric Schneider, Andreas Nachtsheim

o luna mia

Werke von Tarquinio Merula, Lorenzo Romano, Claude Debussy und Aigerim Seilova

Pia Davila Soprano
Eric Schneider Piano
Andreas Nachtsheim Lutes

GEN 21715  –  8.1.2021

CD album cover 'Eden' (GEN 19644) with Eva Resch, Eric Schneider


Lieder von Ullmann, Schönberg, Webern und Schreker

Eva Resch Soprano
Eric Schneider Piano

GEN 19644  –  3.5.2019