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Irmin Schmidt Net Worth 2024, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Parents, Salary

Irmin Schmidt net worth

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Irmin Schmidt is a prominent German keyboardist and composer, best known as a founding member of the band Can.

Early life

NameIrmin Schmidt
Net Worth$3 million
Occupation keyboardist, Composer
Age86 years
Irmin Schmidt net worth

Irmin Schmidt was born on May 29, 1937 (age 86 years) in Berlin, Germany. He is the son of German parents and began his studies in music at the conservatorium in Dortmund, at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and he studied composition in Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Cologne Courses for New Music at the Rheinische Musikschule, Cologne.


Irmin Schmidt started work mainly as a conductor and performed in concerts with the Bochum Symphony; the Vienna Symphony; and the Dortmund Ensemble for New Music, which he founded in 1962. During this time, he received several conducting awards.

Schmidt also worked as Kapellmeister at the Theater Aachen, as docent for musical theatre and chanson at the Schauspielschule Bochum (drama school), and as concert pianist.

In 1968, Schmidt founded the experimental krautrock band Can with Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, and Jaki Liebezeit. Schmidt served as Can’s keyboardist until the group’s disbandment in 1979. He participated in both reunions of Can, in 1986 and 1991.

Schmidt has scored more than 40 films and television programs, including Knife in the Head (1978) and Palermo Shooting (2008). He has recorded a few solo albums and written an opera, Gormenghast, based on Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast Trilogy. Gormenghast premiered at the Opernhaus Wuppertal in 1998. Excerpts from the work were released on Spoon Records in 1999.

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As of 2008, Schmidt lives in Southern France. His interests outside music include cooking. In 2015, he received the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Chevalier). In 2018, Schmidt and British writer and editor Rob Young published a book on Can entitled All Gates Open: The Story of Can.

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Irmin Schmidt is married to Hildegard Schmidt. His wife Hildegard Schmidt has been responsible for Can’s management and record label, Spoon Records, since the 1970s.

Irmin Schmidt net worth

How much is Irmin Schmidt worth? Irmin Schmidt net worth is estimated at around $3 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a keyboardist and composer. Irmin Schmidt’s salary per month and other career earning are over $85,000 dollars annually.

His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential composers in Germany. He stands at an appealing height of 1.76m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.

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