Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt mentors a highly successful cello class in Weimar. Since 2009 he is a professor at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar.
Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt is among others a prize winner at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and at the International Leonard Rose Cello Competition in the USA. He was awarded the "Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris" at the International Rostropovitch Competition in Paris.
He has performed in Europe, Russia, Asia and the USA as soloist with such prestigious orchestras as the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in Paris, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Slovenian RTV Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Houston and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras as well as the
Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt devotes himself to chamber music and has already performed together with such renowned artists as Lang Lang, Christoph Eschenbach, Emanuel Ax, Gil Shaham, Nicolaj Znaider, Leonidas Kavakos, Kyoko Takezawa, Miriam Fried, Edgar Meyer and David Shifrin. Together with Jens Peter Maintz he forms the cello duo "Cello Duello".