Michael Schmid studied modern flute with Prof. Konrad Hampe (München), Prof. István Matuz (Budapest), Harrie Starreveld (Amsterdam) and traverso with Marten Root (Amsterdam). At the Conservatory of Amsterdam he successfully completed his 1st and 2nd phase study in flute and a Masters Degree in the Course “Contemporary Music through Non-Western Techniques”, specializing in complex rhythmic systems. A fixed member of the Ictus Ensemble (B) and freelancer he worked with conductors as P. Eötvös, M. Hamel, J. Hempel, H. Holliger, G:E: Octors, E. Pomarico, D. Porcelijn and H. Zender. He has been playing with the following ensembles on a regular basis: Musikfabrik (D), Ives Ensemble (NL), Nieuw Ensemble (NL) and has appeared as solist with the Radio Kamerorkest Hilversum (NL), the Nieuw Ensemble and the Ictus Ensemble. He performed in concerts for Arte, WDR, Deutschland Radio Berlin and Concert Zender and recorded several Cds.