Michael Schmidt-Casdorff is principal fluteplayer of the legendary Orchestra of the 18th century founded by Frans Brüggen, of the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock as of the Dresdner Festspielorchester. Apart from that he was invited a numerous of times by Alice and Nikolaus Harnoncourt to play in their Concentus Musicus Wien. From 2003-2008 Michael Schmidt-Casdorff was teaching at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. He gave numerous of masterclasses for traverso (f.e. in Basel, Warsaw, Karlsruhe, Salzburg, Düsseldorf, Neuburg a.d. Donau) and teaches nowadays at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen as well as at the Music Academy Feliks Nowowiejski in Bydgoszcz (Poland).