Maurice Steger
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Winterthur, Switzerland
in Zurich (recorder and chambermusic with Kees Boeke), Bologna (recorder & medieval music with Pedro Memelsdorff), Basel (performance practice) & Stuttgart (conducting with Marcus Creed)
"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
Karajan Preis, Diapason d'or, Choc Le Monde de la Musique, Amadeus, Stern Fono Forum, Friedrich Hegar, Migros Genossenschaftsbund
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” (the Independent) – today Maurice Steger is one of the most fascinating recorder players, conductors and musical professors working in the sphere of Early music. In these different capacities, he thrills audiences around the world with a variety of concert formats. The 2015 ECHO Classic Award which he received as “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, Fiorenza de Donatis, Diego Fasolis, Sol Gabetta or the young French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau, he dedicates himself to a continuously updated repertoire of Early music. 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. In autumn 2016 his newest project “Souvenirs d’Italie” will be released with various works from manuscripts of Earl of Harrach. In spring 2018, a duo album with Nuria Rial with accompaniment by the Basel Chamber Orchestra will be released featuring Italian. The program will also be presented in chamber music concerts.

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