Künstlersekretariat - Astrid Schoerke

Andreas Staier

One of the world’s most prominent performers, Andreas Staier’s indisputable musical mastery has made its mark on the interpretation of baroque, classical and romantic repertoire for period instruments. Acknowledged by his peers and a wider audience, Andreas continues to defend intellectual and artistic standards in both known and neglected works for the keyboard. Born in Göttingen in 1955, Andreas studied modern piano and harpsichord in Hannover and Amsterdam. For three years, he was the harpsichordist of Musica Antiqua Köln with whom he toured and recorded extensively. As a soloist, Andreas Staier performs throughout Europe, the United States and Asia with orchestras such as Concerto Köln, Freiburger Barockorchester, the Akademie für alte Musik Berlin and the Orchestre des Champs – Elysées Paris.

Andreas has been invited to leading international festivals including the Festival de La Roque d’Anthéron, Festival de Saintes, Festival de Montreux, Edinburgh International Festival, York Early Music Festival, Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, Styriarte Graz, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Schlweswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Bach-Fest Leipzig, Bachtage Berlin, Bachwoche Ansbach and Kissinger Sommer. He has also performed in major venues: Konzerthaus, Wien; Konzerthaus, Philharmonie, Berlin; Kölner Philharmonie; Gewandhaus Leipzig; Alte Oper Frankfurt; Tonhalle Düsseldorf; Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, London; deSingel Antwerp; Concertgebouw Amsterdam; Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; Tonhalle Zürich; Cité de la Musique, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Ircam, Théâtre des Champs – Elysées, Paris; Teatro della Pergola, Florence; Sala Filarmonica, Roma; Toppan Hall, Suntory Hall, Tokyo; Carnegie Hall, Frick Collection, New York; and is regularly invited as a guest soloist by the BBC. As a chamber musician Andreas is performing regularly with pianists Alexander Melnikov, Christine Schornsheim and Tobias Koch, violinists Isabelle Faust and Petra Müllejans, and in piano trio with violinist Daniel Sepec and cellist Roel Dieltiens. He has also worked with the actresses Senta Berger and Vanessa Redgrave as well as Anne Sophie von Otter, Alexei Lubimov and Pedro Memelsdorff, and his musical partnership with the tenor Christoph Prégardien produced numerous lieder recordings (Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Brahms), all highly acclaimed by international critics.

Associate Artist at the Opera de Dijon since September 2011, Andreas Staier presents an eclectic series of programmes for harpsichord and fortepiano, in recital, chamber music and with orchestra. He continues to collaborate with composer Brice Pauset and will give the world premiere of “Kontra-Sonate” (which will be recorded for AEON), and play the concerto “Kontra-Concert” with the Freiburger Barockorchester. Andreas has recorded extensively for BMG, Teldec Classics (with whom he had an exclusive contract for seven years) and harmonia mundi France, the latter since 2003. His catalogue boasts numerous awards including a Diapason d’or for his ‘Am Stein vis-à-vis’ with Christine Schornsheim (Mozart), the 2002 Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and, in 2011, the Baroque Instrumental Gramophone Award for his CPE Bach concerti recording with the Freiburger Barockorchester. His recording of the ‘Diabelli Variations’, received Diapason d’Or, E/Scherzo, G/Gramophone, 10/10 Classica and the BBC Music Magazine’s Disc of the Month, and his selection of 17th century works for harpsichord from both German and French repertoire: ‘…pour passer la mélancolie’, earnt him a second Gramophone award in 2013. Following his second volume of works by Schumann ‘Fantasiestücke und Variationen’ and a highly awaited CD of JS Bach harpsichord concertos with the Freiburger Barockorchester, Andreas latest disc presents Schubert’s music for four hands together with Alexander Melnikov. Andreas Staier will be resident at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin from September 2017 to July 2018.

Season 2017/2018
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Andreas Staier brings Iberian flair to Ludwigshafen

29 January 2018

Andreas Staier is known for his well-conceived and carefully selected programs. He proves this on January 30th in Dijon and again on January 31st at the BASF Feierabendhaus […] more ...

Andreas Staier and Christiane Karg at the Schubertiade

16 June 2017

For decades, the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg/Hohenems has been considered the most renowned Schubert festival in the world. Every year, the crème de la crème from the world of […] more ...

Händelfestspiele in Göttingen to welcome prominent guest Andreas Staier

12 May 2017

Andreas Staier will be performing at the Göttinger Händelfestspiele, one of the most renowned baroque music events in the world, in his native city on 14th May and […] more ...

Andreas Staier at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music

10 August 2016

On 9th August, Andreas Staier will be performing at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music. The concert promises to be a worthwhile event in every respect: The Innsbruck […] more ...

Andreas Staier – uniquely brilliant

28 April 2016

The programmes Andreas Staier has in store for his next performances this May are anything but ordinary. In guest performances at the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspielen and the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, […] more ...

The duo Andreas Staier and Isabelle Faust have a special highlight in store

19 February 2016

A special highlight in the programme of the Innsbrucker Kammerkonzerte in February is the concert put on by Andreas Staier and Isabelle Faust. The two musicians conceived the […] more ...

New CD from Andreas Staier

19 August 2015

Bach’s piano concertos BWV 1052-1058 continue to represent a considerable feat for any pianist, which makes the latest recording of the works performed by Andreas Staier and the […] more ...

Andreas Staier & Alexander Melnikov

20 October 2017

Andreas Staier Alexander Melnikov Duo program   Schubert from  “6 Grandes Marches” D 819 Nr. 3 b minor                                                       4 Landler D 814                                              From  “6 Polonaises” D 824 Nr. […] more ...

Chambermusic of Andreas Staier with Daniel Sepec and Roel Dieltiens

19 October 2017

      Program J. Haydn – Piano trio in E flat major Hob. XV:29                     1. Poco Allegretto                     2. Andantino et innocentemente                     3. Finale. In […] more ...

Andreas Staier – Beethoven

19 October 2017

      Program 1 Beethoven – Three Sonatas op. 31(77‘)                           Op. 31/1                           Op. 31/2 ***Interval***                           Op. 31/3   Program 2 Mozart – Fantasia C […] more ...

Duo Andreas Staier & Midori Seiler

14 October 2016

Andreas Staier and Midori Seiler have joined together this season to present two duo programmes worth hearing. Andreas Staier, an undisputed master of the historical keys, and Midori […] more ...

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Künstlergespräch mit Andreas Staier

Mozart-Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat Major, K. 595 I. Allegro

Bach: Complete works for harpsichord | Andreas Staier

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