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Name  Jan Schmidt-Garre
Role  Film director
Spouse  Philomene Magers

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Movies  Breath of the Gods, Opera Fanatic, Celibidache
People also search for  Marieke Schroeder, Sergiu Celibidache, Philomene Magers

Jan Schmidt-Garre (born June 18, 1962 in Munich), German film director and producer.


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Jan Schmidt-Garre Jan SchmidtGarre Freunde von Freunden

Jan Schmidt-Garre studied philosophy at the Hochschule für Philosophie der Jesuiten in Munich from 1982 to 1986 (M. A. with a semiotic thesis on Wagner's “Ring of the Nibelung”). He also studied feature film direction at Munich's Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film from 1984 to 1988.

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During this time he worked as a trainee and assistant director for, among others, Rudolf Noelte, Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, David Esrig, Joachim Herz and Harry Kupfer (at the Salzburg Festival, the Bayreuth Festival, the Metropolitan Opera in New York and at the Dresden Opera).

Jan Schmidt-Garre Jan SchmidtGarre Freunde von Freunden

He studied conducting and musical theory with Sergiu Celibidache in Mainz, Munich and Paris.

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In 1988 he founded PARS MEDIA, a production company whose films have received international acclaim for its documentary and feature films focusing on music and the arts. PARS MEDIA productions have been awarded numerous prizes worldwide, among them the main prizes at the film festivals in Chicago, Paris, Monte Carlo, Columbus/Ohio, Munich and Prague as well as a nomination for the German Film Award. PARS MEDIA films have been broadcast in over thirty countries, many have been distributed theatrically and appeared on Laser Disc, VHS and DVD.

Jan Schmidt-Garre Jan SchmidtGarre Studios Interview and Film director

Schmidt-Garre is staging operas on a regular basis at opera companies in Germany and Switzerland.

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Schmidt-Garre, a member of the German Film Academy, lectures on directing and aesthetics at (among others) the HFF in Munich and the Athanor Academy for Theater and Film in Burghausen. He is married to art dealer Philomene Magers. They have two children and live in Berlin.

Filmography (selected)

  • Aida's Brothers & Sisters
  • Music film, 1999, 90 Min

    On DVD with Arthaus Musik

  • Belcanto - The Tenors of the 78 Era
  • Music documentary series, 1996, 390 Min. Prizes at the Columbus International Film Festival and at “Classique en images”

    On DVD with Medici Arts

  • Bound
  • Dance film with Saburo Teshigawara, based on a short story by Ilse Aichinger, 2002, 45 Min

    On DVD with Arthaus Musik

  • Breath of the Gods - A Journey to the Origins of Modern Yoga
  • Documentary, 2012, 105 Min

    On DVD with PARS Media

  • Bruckner’s Decision
  • Feature film, 1995, 80 Min

    On DVD with Arthaus Musik

  • Celibidache – You Don't Do Anything, You Just Let It Evolve
  • Documentary film, 1992, 100 Min. Nominated for the German Film Award, won the Silver Medal at the Chicago International Film Festival and the Midem Classique Award

    On DVD with Arthaus Musik

  • Chopin at the Opera
  • Film Essay, 2010, 60 Min

    On DVD with Arthaus Musik

  • Furtwängler’s Love
  • Film Essay, 2004, 70 Min. Awarded at "Golden Prague"

    On DVD with Arthaus Musik

  • Legato – The World of the Piano
  • Music documentary and concert series, 2006-08, 720 Min

    On DVD with Medici Arts

  • Long Shot Close Up - Andreas Gursky
  • Art documentary, 2010, 60 Min

    On DVD with Arthaus Musik

  • Measure – Color - Light
  • Art documentary, 1992, 45 Min

  • No More Wunderkind – Sergei Nakariakov
  • Music Documentary, 2004, 60 Min

    On DVD with Arthaus Musik

  • Olafur Eliasson - Notion Motion
  • Art documentary, 2005

    On DVD with Arthaus Musik

  • Opera Fanatic
  • Opera road movie, 1998, 90 Min. Prizes at the Munich International Documentary Festival and at “Golden Prague” (Czech Crystal)

    On DVD with Arthaus Musik

  • Sophia – Biography of a Violin Concerto
  • Music Documentary with Sofia Gubaidulina and Anne-Sophie Mutter, 2008, 60 Min. Nominated for Prix Italia

    On DVD with Arthaus Musik

  • Super Life
  • Documentary, 2014, 60 Min

    On DVD with Belvedere

  • This not that - The Artist John Baldessari
  • Art Documentary, 2005, 90 Min.

    On DVD with Arthaus Musik

    Articles & essays

  • Bel Canto - an Idea Comes of Age
  • Celibidache's Presence of Mind
  • Documents and Artefacts
  • Interview: My Life in Music
  • Interview on directing operas
  • References

    Jan Schmidt-Garre Wikipedia

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