Mikhail Shmidt, violin, has been a member of the Seattle Symphony since 1990. He received his maser's degree from the Gnessin Institute of Music. Shmidt has performed with the Moscow State Symphony and the Moscow Radio String Quartet, and as concertmaster of the Camerata Boccherini Chamber Orchestra. He has recorded for Melodiya and Erato, and toured extensively in the USSR and in Eastern and Central Europe. A central artistic participant with Music of Remembrance since its inception, Shmidt can be heard as violinist in For a Look or a Touch (Naxos 2008), Paul Schoenfield's Camp Songs and Ghetto Songs (Naxos 2009), Lori Laitman's Vedem (Naxos 2011), Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer's Out of Darkness (Naxos 2014), and Tom Cipullo's After Life (Naxos 2016).