Maurice Steger
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Born
Winterthur, Switzerland
Studies
in Zurich (recorder and chambermusic with Kees Boeke), Bologna (recorder & medieval music with Pedro Memelsdorff), Basel (performance practice) & Stuttgart (conducting with Marcus Creed)
Highlights
"Baroque Music Director" of Zurich Chamber Orchestra "Tino Flautino" music fairytale by Rudophe Schacher Trio concerts with Hille Perl and Lee Santana Corelli Project, - Musikverein Wien, Philharmonie Berlin, Wigmore Hall London, Corelli Projekt, Tours The English Concert & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Baroque Director Zürcher Kammerorchester, Musikmärchen für Kinder Tino Flautino
Prizes
Karajan Preis, Diapason d'or, Choc Le Monde de la Musique, Amadeus, Stern Fono Forum, Friedrich Hegar, Migros Genossenschaftsbund
Recordings
Deutsche Grammophon, Harmonia Mundi, Claves, Virgin
Short Biography
He has been celebrated as the "the Paganini of the recorder" by music critics and been succinctly described as "the world’s leading recorder virtuoso" – today Maurice Steger is one of the most fascinating recorder players, conductors and musical professors working in the sphere of Early music. The 2015 ECHO Classic Award which he received as "Best Instrumentalist of the Year" is testimony to his success.

As a soloist, conductor or both at once, he regularly performs with the top period instrument ensembles, such as the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, the English Concert and I Barocchisti. He also performs with leading modern orchestras such as the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Berlin Baroque Soloists (Berlin Philharmonic), the Canadian Violons du Roy or the NDR Radiophilharmonie.

Chamber music plays a notable role in the richly varied spectrum of Maurice Steger's artistic endeavours. With fellow musicians and friends such as Hille Perl, Daniele Caminiti, Naoki Kitaya, Mauro Valli, Sebastian Wienand and Fiorenza de Donatis, he dedicates himself to a continuously updated repertoire of Early music. He also performs with artist colleagues such as Cecilia Bartoli, Andreas Scholl, Pablo Heras-Casado, Laurence Cummings, Nuria Rial, Bernard Labadie, Sandrine Piau, Diego Fasolis and Sol Gabetta. Along with early music, Maurice Steger also engages with new concert formats and contemporary compositions.

'Mr. Corelli in London', 'Una Follia di Napoli', 'Vivaldi: Concerti per flauto' and 'Telemann: Recorder Works' with The English Concert, I Barocchisti and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin: numerous award-winning CD recordings published by harmonia mundi, most of them with highly imaginative thematic concepts, are a long-standing testament to the unique prominence achieved by this artist.

2016/2017
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