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Aniko Schmidt was born in Germany in 1986 and received her first violin lessons at age five. She studied the violin with Prof. K.-G. Deutsch of the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar and has studied violin teaching at the University for Music und Performing Arts Vienna and Orientalism at the University of Vienna since 2008. Her teachers have included Prof. C. Altenburger, Prof. M. Frischenschlager and Prof. S. Kamilarov. Since 2012 Aniko Schmidt has been a student of Prof. K. Weitz at the Prayner Conservatory for Music and Dramatic Arts. She attended master classes with Prof. M. Frischenschlager, Prof. U. Danhofer, Prof. S. Kamilarov, Prof. K. Weitz, Prof. I. Turban, and Prof. E. Haffner. For several years, Aniko Schmidt took part in the international orchestra workshop “Junge Philharmonie Thüringen” with conductor Hans Rotman and soloist Ivo Pogorelich, among others, as part of the art festival Weimar “pélerinages” under the artistic leadership of Nike Wagner. Since 2010 she has played with the Akademischer Orchesterverein in Wien conducted by Christian Birnbaum, und at the annual summer orchestra course Junges Tonkünstler Orchester Bayreuth with conductor Manfred Jung. Aniko Schmidt plays on a violin made by David Christian Hopf in 1760.