Edson Scheid, violinist

Edson Scheid playing Paganini Caprice No. 1 on In Tune from BBC Radio 3 in London. Photo Credit: Benjamin Sosland

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MIDTOWN CONCERTS

September 2022

Edson blew us all away with his virtuosic playing of Part I of Nicolò Paganini's 24 Caprices for solo violin last spring (watch Part I here). The 24 Caprices, published in Milan in 1820, represent the pinnacle of violin virtuosity in the Romantic Era and continue to challenge violinists and exhilarate audiences. The Midtown Concerts audience will have the rare opportunity to hear the Caprices on a period violin with gut strings and a classical bow. More info

THE CLARION ORCHESTRA

September 2022

"Led by concertmaster Cynthia Roberts, The Clarion Orchestra performs Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (with Sandra Miller, flute) and Double Violin Concerto (with Edson Scheid, violin), together with music of Bach's compatriot and friend, Georg Philipp Telemann - the Don Quixote Suite and Concerto for Recorder and Flute."

THE JUILLIARD JOURNAL

Class Notes, September 2022

"In March, Edson Scheid (Graduate Diploma '15, historical performance) toured seven countries in Europe as assistant concertmaster with Il Pomo d'Oro, playing Eden, Joyce DiDonato's latest multifaceted project."

GOTHAM EARLY MUSIC SCENE

Notes on the Scene, August 2022

 

GEMS Season Preview III

"Fall schedule highlights include Edson Scheid's completion of the 24 Paganini Caprices (view the stunning first concert here)..."

MIDTOWN CONCERTS

May 2022

 

The Devil's Violin: Edson Scheid plays Paganini

The Empire Viols unfortunately had to cancel because of a positive COVID case; we thank Edson Scheid for stepping in at the last minute to perform this fabulous program.

 

Internationally acclaimed Brazilian virtuoso Edson Scheid has totally internalized the incredible Caprices; he plays these fiendishly difficult and breathtaking pieces with an assurance and musicality that is extremely rare.

Today the Caprices are often performed on modern violins and bows, but rarely on period instruments. This week, for the first time ever at GEMS Midtown Concerts, Paganini’s Caprices will be heard on a period violin with gut strings and a classical bow.

Edson Scheid, period violin

GOTHAM EARLY MUSIC SCENE

August 2020

 

October 22, 2020 - Scheid, Lee, Karosi, and Kim

Sanguineus und Melancholius

 

The title represents the two extreme psychological states from ancient Greek medical theory: Sanguineus und Melancholius. We explore the Trio Sonata genre that vividly displays both melancholic and fiery constitutions, with works from Isabella Leonarda, Georg Friederich Handel, Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, and C.P.E. Bach.

Edson Scheid, violin
Seula Isabelle Lee, violin
Balint Karosi, harpsichord/organ
Ana Kim, cello

EL SISTEMA VENEZUELA

July 2020


"Estamos felices de sumar al Conservatorio Itinerante Inocente Carreño a los maestros Zefira Valova- Violín; Edson Scheid- violín; Stefano Rossi –Violín/Viola; Ludovico Minasi- violonchelo y continuo y Miguel Rincón- Tiorba/ Guitarra. Todos dictarán una serie de clases magistrales especialmente dedicadas a la música barroca en cada una de sus áreas, donde participarán integrantes de la Orquesta Barroca Simón Bolívar y muchos otros integrantes de El Sistema."

GOTHAM EARLY MUSIC SCENE

Notes on the Scene, July 2020

Edson Scheid and Bálint Karosi
"Violinist Edson Scheid and harpsichordist Bálint Karosi perform J. S. Bach’s Sonata in B minor, BWV 1014. The outdoor video recording was made at a private drive way in Greenwich, CT. The combination of Bach’s music and the nature surrounding the musicians provide a truly special experience, which we are thrilled to share with our audience!"

Early Music America

New Releases, October 2019

Title: On Paganini’s Trail… H. W. Ernst and more

Ensemble: Edson Scheid

Label: Centaur

Publication Date: October 2019

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VIOLINIST.COM

For the Record, October 2019

"During the mid-19th Century there was a debate as to who would in effect be the next Paganini. This album includes works by one of the major contenders - Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst - as well as Edson Scheid's own arrangement of Mozart's Rondo from Duo in G Major for violin and viola, KV 423. "This album presents some amazing virtuoso violin music by Ernst and it is the first recording ever of this repertoire on gut strings," Scheid said. "It has been an incredible journey to explore what it means to play this music on a period violin."

GOTHAM EARLY MUSIC SCENE

Notes on the Scene, September 2019

"During the mid-19th Century there was a debate as to who would in effect be the next Paganini. Violinist Edson Scheid performs works by one of the major contenders on a soon to be released Centaur label recording – the first ever of this repertoire on gut strings."

CONNECTICUT POST

Joe Amarante, April 2019

"American Baroque Orchestra explores music & life of Joseph Bologne..."

"Accomplished violin soloist Edson Scheid will play one of Bologne’s groundbreaking concertos..."

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL

October 2018

"Violinist Edson Scheid performs virtuoso solo works of the 19th century. Scheid’s recital of 24 Paganini caprices dazzled audiences last fall and we’re ecstatic to host him in recital again this year!"

CHRONOGRAM

Aston Magna Music Festival: Dueling Violins, Genial Gambas, June 2018

"In a special festival performance at Wethersfield, Aston Magna presents the music of Leclair, Stradella, Caldara, Marais, Ste. Colombe, Couperin. With acclaimed Brazilian violinist Edson Scheid and Aston Magna Artistic Director Daniel Stepner on baroque violins..."

THE JUILLIARD JOURNAL

Class Notes, November 2017

"In September, Edson Scheid (Graduate Diploma '15, historical performance) played Paganini's 24 Caprices for solo violin on Baroque Violin and taught a master class at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill."

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

Guest Artist Masterclass with Edson Scheid, violin, September 2017

"Fresh off his violin concert in the William S. Newman Artists Series the previous night, Edson Scheid will conduct a masterclass with UNC music students."

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo violin, September 2017

"World-renowned violinist Edson Scheid will start the 2017-18 William S. Newman Artists Series with his performance of Paganini’s 24 Caprices for solo violin."

BOSTON GLOBE

Summer Arts Preview: Classical picks, May 2017

"ASTON MAGNA FESTIVAL This year, the country’s longest-running early music festival launches June 15 with a program of dances featuring bandoneon master Hector del Curto. Other programs include arias and sinfonias from biblical oratorios with soprano Dominique Labelle, and baroque violinist Edson Scheid playing all 24 of Paganini’s dazzling, virtuosic caprices."

NOTES FROM ASPEN

Alumni news, May 2017

"Edson Sheid (violin 2012-14) was featured in a New York Times article, 'Getting inside the mind of Bach.'"

MUSIC AT YALE

Recordings & Publications, Spring 2017

"Edson Scheid ’11MM ’12AD completed a recording of the 24 Caprices of Paganini on the Baroque violin. The album was released in September 2016 on the Naxos label."

NEW ON NAXOS

September 2016

"Performed on gut strings – one of the very few recordings to do this – on a period violin with classical bow (a 1739 Testore fiddle, with no chin rest, no shoulder rest, baroque bridge and tailpiece). This performance explores historical period practice in relation to works almost always played on a modern set-up instrument.

VIOLINIST.COM

For the Record, September 2016

"Paganini Caprices are played nearly always with a modern set-up, though they were written around 1805 and published in 1820. In this recording, Brazilian violinst Edson Scheid, explores period performance, performing with a classical bow on on a 1739 Testore violin with gut strings and no chinrest, no shoulder rest, and a Baroque bridge and tailpiece. Scheid is a two-time winner of the Historical Performance Concerto Competition at The Juilliard School."

MERCURY: THE ORCHESTRA REDEFINED

September 2016

"2016-2017 Mercury-Juilliard Fellows:

Edson Scheid (violin)"

GOTHAM EARLY MUSIC SCENE

Notes on the Scene, August 2016

"Edson Scheid, a recent graduate of the Julliard Historical Performance program, performs Nicolo Paganini's 24 Caprices, Op. 1 on a soon-to-be-released Naxos label recording."

ASTON MAGNA MUSIC FESTIVAL 

March 2015

 

"Violinist Edson Scheid Joins Aston Magna for Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons' and Bach."