In the concert hall, Judith Schmid performs with orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, under conductors including Placido Domingo, Mariss Jansons, Daniele Gatti, Franz Welser-Möst, Nello Santi, Marc Minkowski, Adam Fischer, Marcello Viotti and Heinz Holliger.
Judith Schmid’s career in music has been as varied as her repertoire is versatile. She began on the piano and flute, then studied music and movement at the Bern University of the Arts – an experience that continues to have an impact to this day on her physical approach to her art. Judith Schmid turned to singing full-time when she studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She continued her vocal development even after returning to Switzerland and joining the ensemble of the Zurich Opera. The singers who have had a major and lasting influence on her include Francine Beuret, Christa Ludwig and Heidi Wölnerhanssen.