German violinist and teacher Peter Schulmeister is Associate Concert Master of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. He joined the Orchestra as Associate Concert Master in 2007.
Schulmeister was born in 1977. He began playing violin aged five and gave his first solo appearance aged eight. He studied with Wilhelm Melcher in Stuttgart and with Victor Tretyakov in Cologne, and later with Igor Ozim, Vladimir Spivakov, Joseph Silverstein, the Melos Quartet and Shmuel Ashkenasi. He has won top prizes in music competitions in Germany, Italy and Portugal, and has been awarded scholarships by the Habisreutinger Foundation, Zürich, and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has performed as Guest Leader with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and as Guest Concert Master with the Bamburg Symphony Orchestra, Kurpfalz Chamber Orchestra and Wurttembergisches Chamber Orchestra. In 2001 he played as a member of the Amar Quartet.
Schulmeister’s awards include the Deutsch-Russischer Kulturpreis für Musik by the State of Baden-Wurttemberg. In addition to his playing, Schulmeister is a dedicated teacher of violin techniques.