German pianist Eva Schaumkell is established on three continents as a brilliant soloist and collaborator praised for her "astonishing combination of depth of expression and thrilling virtuosity" by the Nassauische Neue Presse. Dr. Schaumkell has established a major international presence as Gold medalist in the 2018 International James Ramos Piano Competition, the 2014 International Siegfried Weishaupt Piano Competition. She has also been awarded prizes at the Coeur d'Alene Piano Competition, Thürmer Piano Competition in Bochum, Jugend Musiziert Competition, and is a recipient of the Carl Maria von Weber Scholarship, the Deutschlandstipendium, as well as the Drosihn Prize.
Dr. Schaumkell recently earned her Doctorate with distinction under the guidance of renowned pedagogue Daniel Pollack at the USC Thornton School of Music, where she was also a Teaching Assistant. She holds a Masters of Music degree under Winifried Apel from the Hochschule für Musik Dresden, and a Bachelors of Music under Peter Bithell from the Guildhall School in London. She has received important artistic guidance from pianists such as Fabio Bidini, Norman Krieger, Jeffrey Kahane, Cyprien Katsaris, Pascal Devoyon, Vanessa Latarche, Dmitri Alexeev, Dominique Merlet, Victor Rosenbaum, and Ivari Ilja.
Dr. Schaumkell is in high demand internationally as an Artist Teacher, and frequently gives masterclasses, adjudicates competitions, and appears for Artist Residencies in schools, universities and conservatories. During her time as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Southern California she taught individual piano lessons and studio classes, as well as group piano. Additionally, she maintains a private teaching studio and is a member of Music Teachers National Association and the California Association of Professional Music Teachers.