Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher is a featured Solo Artist on Kitt Wakeley's 2023 GRAMMY® winning CD "An Adoption Story", was the 2023 CL Shaddock Award Musician of the Year Recipient of the Mississippi Music Foundation, 2022 AKADEMIA MUSIC AWARD Grand Prize Winner, a GLOBAL HOLLYWOOD MUSIC AWARD multiple silver medal winner, and bronze medal winner with the Otis Trio (with Dr. Dawn Lindblade-Evans and Dr. Sallie Pollack), a NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD nominee with Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, and 1st prize winner at the international CARLO-ZECCHI COMPETITION in Rome.
Recently, she was nominated for the “Musician of the Year” Award of the prestigious Josie Music Awards and inducted into the AKADEMIA Hall of Fame. She was the 2023 Winner of the ICMA awards in the category Best Instrumentalist.
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, Bradley Hall in Chicago,
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and the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York. 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, the Contempofest (Australia), the Weatherfield Music Festival (U.S.) and the Internationaler Klaviersommer(Germany).
As a member of the Serapion-Duo, she toured to Switzerland, Italy, Singapore, Thailand, England (including their 1995 Wigmore Hall Debut), the US and extensively in Germany. The “Nation Bangkok” described their concert as a 'compelling performance...sheer excellence... highest level of musicianship... magisterial authority'. A recent concert at the UNESCO Site Kloster Waldsassen mentioned their “Perfect Collaboration- technically and musically, and highest level of musicianship. “
Tess 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. Among her 20+ albums are premiere recordings of David Maslanka's Cello Concerto "Remember Me" and Carter Pann's Cello Concerto "High Songs" with the UCO Wind Symphony under conductor Dr. Brian Lamb. Further 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 two CDs of Cello Compositions by Sam Magrill and 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. Recent CD recording projects include "" romanza, pasion y danza"" with guitarist Stefan Grasse, a Beethoven CD with Ben Davis, "Music for Peace", a Trilogy of 3 CDs. Her CD “To Awaken the Sun” has received the national NAPPA Award in 2020 and has been nominated for the 2022 Native American Music Award. She has been a featured Solo Artist on Kitt Wakeley's 2023 GRAMMY® winning CD "An Adoption Story" and just released ASA: Reimagined for Solo cello by Kitt Wakeley dedicated to the Foster Children of this World.
Dr. Remy received a DMA and MM from the University of Southern California and her Artist Diploma (terminal degree) from the Musikhochschule Koeln, Germany. Among her teachers were Boris Pergamenschikow Eleonore Schoenfeld, Lynn Harrell, and Jacqueline du Pre.
She is a voting member for the Recording Academy, the "Grammy Foundation", serves on the selection committee for the “Fulbright Commission” and also reviews for the national ASTA magazine. Dr. Remy-Schumacher received the Neely Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Vanderford Engagement Award. Tess was a Visiting Scholar and Performance Fellow at Harvard University 2010-2012. Previously, she was tenured faculty at James Cook University, Australia. Currently, she is Professor for Cello and cofounder of the Brisch Center for Historical Performance at UCO. https://www3.uco.edu/centraldirectory/profiles/5999
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