With a focus on the baroque period, Laura Schmid performs solo recitals as well as programs of her ensemble d’istinto and appears regularly in Germany and abroad with renowned orchestras and chamber music formations. Laura Schmid has performed at numerous festivals including the Robeco Summer Nights, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Lucerne Festival, Greenwich Early Music Festival, Neuburger Barockkonzerte, Davos Festival Young Artists, Pollinger Tage Alter und Neuer Musik, Recorder Festival Stockstadt and the Resonanzen Festival Sils. She has performed with musicians such as Maurice Steger, Dorothee Oberlinger, Dmitry Sinkovsky and has appeared with early music formations such as the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Bern Baroque Orchestra Les Passions de l’Ame, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Cappella Gabetta and the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra.

Born in Stuttgart in 1989, Laura Schmid studied at the Bern University of the Arts with Carsten Eckert and Michael Form. She completed both her Bachelor’s and Pedagogy Master’s degrees, as well as her Specialized Music Performance Master’s degree with distinction.
Laura Schmid has won numerous prizes, including the Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes, the SRP/Moeck Recorder Competition, the Kiwanis Music Prize, and was a Migros-Kulturprozent study and sponsorship award winner from 2015-2017.

She teaches at the Lucerne School of Music, at the Musikkurswochen Arosa, as well as the Gstaad Baroque Academy and was lecturer for recorder at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg, Freiburg and for recorder didactics at the Lucerne University.