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We couldn’t wait a better concert for the ending of the IGW. Thanks to Jessica Kaiser and Jakob Schmidt for the beautiful moments and fantastic energy they gave us!!!
So, the week is over!!! It was amazing! 😃

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International Guitar Week Graz Amazing festival, awesome people and a beautiful city. It was great to play here yesterday. Many thanks to everyone involved! See MoreSee Less

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Excited to play in this wonderful hall tonight! Music by French composers (plus Piazzolla and Bach) at the International Guitar Week Graz See MoreSee Less

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Since 2006, the two young guitarists Jessica Kaiser and Jakob Schmidt are bound by a mutual passion for their instrument. Their goal is to discover and present all the liveliness and intensity inherent in the both simple and alluring combination of two guitars, playing pieces from Bach to Henze at the highest level.

The KAISER SCHMIDT guitar duo has excelled and been awarded in various competitions and concerts from Brazil to Azerbaijan.


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Jessica Kaiser and Jakob Schmidt both grew up in Friedberg, Bavaria, and are two of the most accomplished and successful guitarists of their generation. Together they perform as the Kaiser Schmidt Guitar Duo. Both began playing the guitar at the young age of four and can by now look back at more than 20 awards won during their time together. They have succeeded both as solists and as a duo at various national and international competitions, e.g. in Erwitte, Stuttgart, Velbert and Weimar.
Since 2010, they have been awarded a grant by the charity „Live Music Now“, which tries to bring classical music to people in need. Their concert tours led them all over Germany and even to places like Azerbaijan and Brazil. In 2010, the trade journal „Gitarre aktuell“ praised the „ mature play, utmost virtuosity and the incredible harmony and synchronicity exuded by them“. The newspaper Augsburger Allgemeine wrote: „Out of a strong sensitivity, Jessica and Jakob created a magic of melodies, touching the hearts of their audience.“
At the moment, both are studying at the Liszt School of Music in Weimar under Professor Thomas Müller-Pering. Master classes by internationally renowned guitarists such as Marcin Dylla, José Antonio Escobar, Carlo Marchione, Olaf Van Gonnissen etc. complete their education.

In particular the duo of Jessica Kaiser and Jakob Schmidt. Despite their young age, they convinced the audience with their mature play, utmost virtuosity and the incredible harmony and synchronicity exuded by them.

–Gitarre aktuell (2009)


Date Location    
June 25 2014
Zell am Harmersbach,
Evangelische Kirche Concert
June 29 2014
Munich, Bavaria Pasinger Fabrik Concert
June 30 2014
Jena, Thuringia Live Music Now Concert
September 26 2014 Wertingen, Bavaria Guitar Festival Concert
April 13 2015 Münchsmünster, Bavaria „Dachkonzert“
Concert review (de)
September 19 2015 Bayreuth, Bavaria Schloss Fantaisie Concert
April 21 2016 Graz, Austria International Guitar Week Concert
August 10 2016 Friedrichsrode, Thuringia Gitarrentage Friedrichsrode
read more (de)
August 15 2016 Friedrichsrode, Thuringia Tage der Alten Musik Friedrichsrode Concert

Nothing is more beautiful than the sound of a guitar;
except maybe the sound of two.

–Frédéric Chopin



Kaiser Schmidt Guitar Duo | Jakobstr. 6 | 99423 Weimar | +49 176 98 58 75 95


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