Portrait of Tess Remy, winner of InterContinental Music Awards 2023, posing for their award

Tess Remy-Schumacher

InterContinental Music Awards Winner

2023 – Best Instrumentalist

Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher is a featured Solo Artist on Kitt Wakeley’s 2023 GRAMMY® winning CD “An Adoption Story”, the 2022 AKADEMIA MUSIC AWARD Grand Prize Winner, a GLOBAL MUSIC AWARD multiple silver medal winner and bronze medal winner as the Otis Trio with Dr. Dawn Lindblade-Evans and Dr. Sallie Pollack, a NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD nominee with Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, and 1st prize winner at the international CARLO-ZECCHI COMPETITION in Rome. She was the winner of the Shaddock Mississippi Music Award in 2023.

She has been a concert soloist for many years performing in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the U.S., including the Wigmore Hall in London, Jubilee Hall in Singapore, Bradley Hall in Chicago, and the Carnegie Recital Hall in New York.  

Among her 20+ albums are premiere recordings of David Maslanka’s Cello Concerto “Remember Me” and Carter Pann’s Cello Concerto “High Songs” with the UCO Wind Symphony under conductor Dr. Brian Lamb. 

Dr. Remy received a DMA and MM from the University of Southern California and her Artist Diploma (terminal degree) from the Musikhochschule Koeln, Germany.  Among her teachers were Boris Pergamenschikow Eleonore Schoenfeld, Lynn Harrell, and Jacqueline du Pre. 

Tess was a Visiting Scholar and Performance Fellow at Harvard University 2010-2012.  Previously, she was tenured faculty at James Cook University, Australia.  Currently, she is Professor for Cello and cofounder of the Brisch Center for Historical Performance at UCO.