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Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher was born in Cologne, Germany, and has studied with Boris Pergamenschikow, Maria Kliegel, Siegfried Palm, Jacqueline du Pre and William Pleeth. As a Fulbright Scholar, she studied with Lynn Harrell in his Piatigorsky class at the University of Southern California and was awarded her MM. As “most outstanding graduate of the year for performance, academic excellence and leadership,” she received her DMA under the supervision of Eleonore Schoenfeld.

Dr. Remy-Schumacher has won first prizes in Germany’s Jugend musiziert, New York’s International Artist Competition (string division) and Rome’s Carlo-Zecchi Competition with pianist Dr. Michael Staudt. She has been a concert soloist for many years performing in Asia, Australia, Europe and the U.S., including the Wigmore Hall in London, Jubilee Hall in Singapore and the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York and Bradley Hall in Chicago. In The New York Concert Review, Edith Eisler wrote about her most recent Carnegie Recital Hall performance, “Remy-Schumacher’s technique is disciplined… Her bow control and mastery of the fingerboard are complete; her intonation is excellent.” Dr. Remy also performed at the Brisbane Biennial Festival, the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and the Contempofest (Australia), the Weatherfield Music Festival (U.S.) and the Internationaler Klaviersommer (Germany).

She has recorded for WDR, NDR and MDR (Germany), WNYC New York, K-USC Los Angeles, ABC National, Australia, MBS-FM Melbourne, Australia and Swiss and Italian television. Her CDs include her own transcriptions of Robert Schumann’s “Dichterliebe” with Marcus Reissenweber and Christoph von Sicherer, works by “In Sun Cho” for the Contemporary Music Society in Seoul, Korea, Villa Lobos with guitarist Stefan Grasse, the “Ibert Cello Concerto” recorded in 1999 at Radio Hilversum combined with solo cello works by Henze, Lutoslawki, Stahlke, Magrill, and the Rachmaninov Sonata in g-minor with pianist Michael Staudt. She has released a CD of Cello Compositions by Sam Magrill and recently recorded “Trios” by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Michael Daugherty, as well as the first volume of the “Suites for Cello Solo” by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Following her appointment at James Cook University from 1992-1998, she is now a professor for cello, chamber music and historical performance practice at UCO. She is the co-founder of the UCO Outreach Music program together with Dr. Chindarat Charoenwongse. She was a Visiting Fellow Performance at Harvard University 2010-2011. For the academic year 2011-2012 she was appointed Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. She also reviews for the national ASTA magazine.

She is cofounder with Dr. Ted Honea, and General Program Coordinator of the recently approved Center for Historical Performance Practice at UCO.
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For more information, visit: www.tessremy.com

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Biography: Center of Historical Performance Practice
Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher, Cello, Baroque Cello, Coordinator of Center for Historical Performance Practice

Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher was born in Cologne, Germany, and has studied with Boris Pergamenschikow, Maria Kliegel, Siegfried Palm, Jacqueline du Pre and William Pleeth. As a Fulbright Scholar, she studied with Lynn Harrell in his Piatigorsky class at the University of Southern California and was awarded her MM and received her DMA under the supervision of Eleonore Schoenfeld. Eleonore and her sister Alice were chamber music partners with Arnold Dolmetsch, one of the founders of the Historical Performance Practice Movements. At USC, Dr. Remy also worked with Malcolm Hamilton completing her minor in Performance Practice, performing the complete works for Cello and Harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach. Dr. Remy-Schumacher has won first prizes during international competitions, and recorded Radio Broadcasts and numerous CDs, including the first volume of the “Suites for Cello Solo” by Johann Sebastian Bach. She is currently preparing the second volume with Baroque Cello.
In Australia, she collaborated with harpsichordist Hugette Brassine; concerts included a performance of the Bach Viola da Gamba Sonata at the International Brisbane Biennial Festival in a shared concert with Tatjana Nikolajewa, the first winner of the Leipzig Bach Competition.
Following her appointment at James Cook University from 1992-1998, she is now a professor for cello, chamber music and historical performance practice at UCO. She was a Visiting Fellow Performance at Harvard University 2010-2011. For the academic year 2011-2012 she was appointed Visiting Scholar at Harvard University in Historical Performance Practice. She will always be grateful for the invaluable inspiration she has received from Professor Robert Levin, Phoebe Carrai, Daniel Stepner and the staff at Isham, Loeb and Houghton Libraries at Harvard University during her residencies.

She is cofounder with Dr. Ted Honea, and General Program Coordinator of the recently approved Center for Historical Performance Practice at UCO.