"impossible to resist, captivating with lyricism, tonal warmth, and boundless enthusiasm."
Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Incandescent. As explosive as lightning splitting an oak tree."
The Chronicle Herald
"Schmidt's got major-league chops."
Detroit Free Press
"a thrill in all respects: stylish, passionate, technically on the mark and utterly convincing."
San Francisco Classical Voice
"Schmidt clearly can make the violin do whatever he wants."
South Florida Classical Review
"As soon as Schmidt's bow reached final apogee, 2,000 bodies shot up reflexively."
Lansing City Pulse
"Schmidt held the audience rapt."