Künstlersekretariat - Astrid Schoerke

Andreas Staier

The pianist Andreas Staier first became world famous as a harpsichordist. After studying with Lajos Rovatkay and Ton Koopman, he worked for three years with the Musica Antiqua Köln. But Staier is far more than a virtuoso representative of so-called historical performance practice. Rather, one could describe him as a passionate sound seeker. Each work that the pianist undertakes is not only analyzed in terms of its structure, but also explores the historical situation in which it originated. Through his meticulous approach, he has opened up completely new interpretive approaches and made sur-prising listening experiences possible.

He also works with instrument makers to come as close as possible to this special sound in all its facets – be it works of the 16th century such as the English virginalists, Bach’s Goldberg Variations, the Diabelli Var-iations of the late Beethoven or the last piano works by Brahms. Staier has also always turned to lesser known composers when he could discover original aspects in their works: i.e. Sebas-tián de Albero or Josef Antonín Štěpán.

His commitment does not end with the music of the 19th century. This is shown by Staier’s collaboration with the French composer Brice Pauset (b. 1965) from whom
several compositions have emerged, such as the Kontra Sonata (2000), a hybrid of Schubert’s Sonata In A minor D 845 and Pausets »Kontrakompositionen« – a prime example of Staier’s epoch-crossing musical thinking.

All this is documented on numerous recordings, almost all of which have received prestigious awards. His recording of Bach’s harpsichord concertos, together with the Freiburger Barock-orchester, was honored with the ECHO Klassik in the “Best Recording” category (up to and including the 18th century). Even Staier himself has often been honored for his work. He was from 2012-2016 Artist in Residence at the AMUZ in Antwerp, and since 2011 at the Opéra de Dijon in the same capacity.

Whether at the harpsichord or the fortepiano, Staier performs at numerous renowned music festivals worldwide with ensembles such as the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Concerto Köln, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin or the Orquestra Barroca Casa da Música Porto with which he published the CD “À Portuguesa” with works by spanish composers in October 2018. Long-time musical partners include the pianists Alexander Melnikov, Christine Schornsheim and To-bias Koch, the violinists Isabelle Faust and Petra Müllejans or the tenor Christoph Prégardien.

Andreas Staier maintains a close collaboration with Daniel Sepec and the cellist Roel Dieltiens, with whom he has performed well-known compositions for piano trio since 2010. The trio re-leased an album of the Schubert piano trios in autumn 2016.

Staier’s extensive interests and abilities have made him a much sought-after educator from an early age. In addition to masterclasses worldwide, he was Professor of Harpsichord and Forte-piano at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis from 1987-1995. During the 2017/18 season, Andre-as Staier was a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.

For several years, Andreas Staier also performs as a conductor and orchestra leader.


Season 2019/2020
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Concerts with Andreas Staier and Midori Seiler

29 August 2019

Andreas Staier together with Midori Seiler will perform a phenomenal program around Schubert and Mozart and show once again his extensive expertise besides Early Music. The first concert […] more ...

Andreas Staier playing with/against Ton Koopman in Leipzig

14 June 2019

This Sunday Andreas Staier and Ton Koopman will reproduce the never executed duel between Johann Sebastian Bach and Louis Marchand from 1717. Staier will amongst other pieces perform […] more ...

Andreas Staier performing in Hannover

10 April 2019

This friday Andreas Staier will be performing in Hannover together with the NDR Radiophilharmonie. Staier will not only be the soloist for the two harpsichord concertos by Carl […] more ...

Andreas Staier: Solo evening in Berlin

16 October 2018

On October 17th, Andreas Staier appears as guest in recital at the Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin. With his musical intuition and artistic sensitivity, he is at home […] more ...

Andreas Staier at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival

20 July 2018

Every year, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival offers numerous musical delights. Without question, these include the two recitals by Andreas Staier on July 24th in Bad Oldesloe and on […] more ...

Andreas Staier at the Bachfest in Leipzig

12 June 2018

A highlight of this year’s Bachfest in Leipzig will be Andreas Staier, who is giving two concerts. On June 10th, he and Alexander Melnikov perform a very special […] more ...

Andreas Staier: Concerts in Frankfurt and Berlin

16 May 2018

On May 17th and 18th, Andreas Staier will be heard at the harpsichord with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alessandro de Marchi in Frankfurt. The program […] more ...

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 – Schemelli Lieder | Bach

7 June 2018

Andreas Staier,  harpsichord Hana Blazikova, soprano Stephan Macleod, bariton Petra Müllejans, violin Roël Dieltens, violoncello Schemelli Songs – Bach Program for ensemble 16th – 26th April 2020 and […] more ...

Andreas Staier – “around the Well-tempered Clavier”

23 March 2018

      Program 1 1. “…through all tones and semitonia…” Bull            Ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la MB XIV/17 (6’20) 2. Stylus Phantasticus Bach            Well-tempered-Clavier part 1, […] 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 No.1                          Op. 31 No.2                           ***Interval*** […] more ...

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J. S. Bach
all  Concerts for harpsichord and orchestra, BWV 1052-1058

C.P.E. Bach
Double Concerto for Fortpiano and Harpsichord E flat Major
Sei Concerti Wq 43 in F Major, D Major, E flat Major, C Minor, G Major and C Major

Harpsichord or Pianoforte

Piano concert No. 1 op. 15 C Major
Piano concert No. 3 op. 37 C Minor
Piano concert No. 4 op. 58 G Major

Piano concert in G Minor op. 49
Piano concert in B Major op. 22

Concert for Piano and Strings in G Major Hob. HVIII:4
Concert for Piano, Violin and Strings in F Major Hob. Hob. XVIII:6
Concert for Piano and Orchestra in D Major Hob. XVIII:11

Piano concert No. 1 KV 37 F Major
Piano concert No. 2 KV 39 B Major
Piano concert No. 3 KV 40 D Major
Piano concert No. 4 KV 41 G Major
Concert for Piano and Strings KV 107
Piano concert No. 6 KV 238 B Major
Piano concert No. 7 für three Pianos and Orchestra KV 242 F Major
Piano concert No. 9 KV 271 E flat Major (Jeunehomme)
Piano concert No. 10 for two Pianos and Orchestra KV 365 E flat Major
Piano concert No. 11 KV 413 F Major
Piano concert No. 12 KV 414 A Major
Piano concert No. 13 KV 415 C Major
Piano concert No. 14 KV 449 E flat Major
Piano concert No. 17 KV 453 G Major
Piano concert No. 18 KV 456 in B Major
Piano concert No. 19 KV 459 F Major
Piano concert No. 23 KV 488 A Major
Piano concert No. 24 KV 491 C Minor
Piano concert No. KV 595 B Major

Concert Champêtre for harpsichord Pleyel:
1. Allegro Molto – Adagio – Allegro Molto
2. Andante: mouvement de Sicilienne
3. Finale: Presto très gai

Piano concert in C Major
Piano concert in B Major

Piano concert op. 54 in A Minor

“À Portuguesa”
harpsichord works from Corbett, de Seixas, Scarlatti and others
Andreas Staier, harpsichord
Orquestra Barocca Casa da Música
Harmonia mundi: HMM902337 (2018)

Franz Schubert – Piano Trios
Trio for piano and violoncello op.99 D.898 B major
Nocturne op.148 D.897 E flat major
Trio for piano and violoncello op.100 D.929 E flat major
Andreas Staier, Pianoforte
Daniel Sepec, Violin
Roel Dieltiens, Violoncello
Harmonia Mundi: HMC902233.34 (2016)

Robert Schumann – piano works on original instruments
from “40 Clavierstücke für die Jugend” [Album für die Jugend] op.68 (1848) “Scherzo, Gigue, Romanze und Fughette” op.32 * (1838-39)
from “Sieben Clavierstücke in Fughettenform” op.126 * (1853)
“Waldscenen. 9 Clavierstücke” op.82 * (1848-49)frpm “Sieben Clavierstücke in Fughettenform” op.126
*“Kinderscenen. Leichte Stücke für das Pianoforte” op.15 (1838)
Ciaconna for violin and piano (J.S. Bach/Schumann) (Transcription from the Violin Partita no.2 in D minor, BWV 1004)
Sonata no.1 for violin and piano op.105
“Gesänge der Frühe” for piano op.133
Sonata no.2 for violin and piano op.121
Abegg-Variationen op.1
Fantasiestücke op.12
Fantasiestücke op.111
Variations in E flat major
Hamonia Mundi: HMX2908739.41 (2015)

Johann Sebastian Bach – Cembalokonzerte
Concerto no.1 BWV 1052 in D minor
Concerto no.2 BWV 1053 in E major
Concerto [no.7] BWV 1058 in G minor
Concerto no.3 BWV 1054 in D major
Concerto no.4 BWV 1055 in A major
Concerto no.5 BWV 1056 in F minor
Concerto no.6 BWV 1057 in F major
Harmonia Mundi: HMC902181.82 (2015)

Johannes Brahms – Duo/Solo
Sonata for clarinet and piano op.120 no.1 in F minor
Six pieces for piano op.118
Sonata for clarinet and piano op.120 no.2 in E flat major
Lorenzo Coppola, Clarinette
Harmonia Mundi: HMC902187 (2015)

Robert Schumann
“Abegg-Variations” op. 1
Fantasiestücke op. 12
Fantasiestücke op. 111
Variations on own theme E flat Moh “Geistervariationen”
Harmonia Mundi: HMC902171 (2014)

“… pour passer la mélancolie”
works by Froberger, d’Anglebert, L. Couperin und anderen.c
Harmonia Mundi: HMC902143 (2013)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Cembalokonzerte
Concerto no.1 in F major
Concerto no.2 in D major
Concerto no.3 in E flat major
Concerto no.4 in C minor
Concerto no.5 in G major
Concerto no.6 in C major
Harmonia Mundi: HMC902083.84 (2011)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg VariationsBWV 988
Harmonia Mundi: HMC902058 (2010)

Weitere CDs sind bei harmonia mundi und anderen Labels erschienen

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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