"I have the greatest admiration for Michal Schmidt as a cellist and pianist. She is simply one of the greatest musicians I know. She is passionate, focused and above all, inspiring."
Composer Osvaldo Golijov
MacArthur Fellow, Chicago Symphony Mead Composer in Residence
"... a most impressive pianist; brilliant and virtuoso technique, beautiful and expressive music-making and analytical approach. Above all, she possesses boundless energy and vitality combined with thoroughness."
Pianist Claude Frank
"I have been impressed with Michal's musicianship, ability, talent and technique. She is a superb natural cellist ... her performance ... executed with ease, freedom and great sensitivity. She has the gifts of a truly great performer."
Conductor Yoel Levi