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Maurice Steger

The “Paganini (of the recorder)”, “magician of the recorder” and “The world’s leading recorder player” – these are just a few of the descriptions the press has about Maurice Steger. In order to live up to such high expectations, one requires not only astonishing technique, but also charisma, intellect and a special sensitivity for the music. Maurice Steger has been proving all of this to his audiences for two decades, inspiring with his intense tone and unstoppable energy in various concert formats all over the world.

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, La Cetra, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, the English Concert, the Canadian Violons du Roy 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), 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, Avi Avital, Daniele Caminiti, Lee Santana, 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. Besides this, Maurice Steger also engages with new concert formats and contemporary compositions.

Maurice Steger loves the interaction between different cultures, and getting to know other ways of working and interpretive approaches, working as a concert artist, teacher and juror, not only in Europe but throughout the world. Tours of Asia and Australia have led to performances with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra, the Taipei Symphony among others. He was the first recorder player from the West to perform with the Traditional Taipei Chinese Orchestra. He also regularly performs in North and South America.

His commitment to musical education is also extremely important to him: besides the directorship of the Gstaad Baroque Academy at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, which he took over in 2013, in addition to diverse master classes, he invented the character of “Tino Flautino” in order to encourage young children to playfully engage with classical music. Tino Flautino’s newest adventure with his tomcat Leo will be presented in German, Swiss-German and Italien.

Through his own unending thirst for knowledge, he succeeds time and again to show how much there is still to be discovered about Baroque music. For example, on his CD ‘Souvenirs’, he presented works that he discovered in the private library of Count Harrach in Naples, and for this was awarded the ECHO Klassik. His latest album ‘Baroque Twitter’ with the Kammerorchester Basel and the singer Nuri Rial, was inspired by birdsong. His next recording with La Cetra will be released in the Spring 2019 and will reflect on Handel’s opera performances in London, and especially their intermissions.

One wonders sometimes, where Maurice Steger gets all this energy with which he has helped the recorder to make a comeback, as arte recently showed in a documentary. But when you see how much love for the instrument, the music and the audience he has in each of his many projects, it becomes clear: Maurice Steger is also carved out of very special wood.

Season 2018/19 | Photo: Molina Visuals
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Maurice Steger: fascinating children’s concert at the Settimane musicali di Ascona

13 September 2018

As part of the Settimane musicali Ascona, Maurice Steger appears on September 15th in Locarno in a concert for the classic fans of the future. He tells the […] more ...

Maurice Steger back at the Klosters Music Festival

27 July 2018

On July 27th, Maurice Steger is once again a guest at the Klosters Music Festival. In the opening concert, he performs with the Baroque orchestra La Cetra from […] more ...

Maurice Steger: hot on the heels of the festival season

21 June 2018

Maurice Steger and his fantastic music are in high demand again this summer. On June 23rd and 24th, he will be a guest at the Ludwigsburg Castle Festival […] more ...

Maurice Steger with Nuria Rial: New CD Baroque Twitter

6 April 2018

On April 6th, Sony Classical releases Maurice Steger’s long-awaited CD Baroque Twitter, recorded together with Spanish singer Nuria Rial and the Kammerorchester Basel. The album combines Steger’s unique […] more ...

Maurice Steger thrills internationally

27 March 2018

In the coming weeks, Maurice Steger is traveling internationally with varied programs. His journey begins in Ankara, where he continues his already highly successful collaboration with the Bilkent […] more ...

Maurice Steger: more magical concerts during Advent

5 December 2017

Wherever Maurice Steger appears, he leaves an enthusiastic audience behind, as seen already this winter in southern Germany and Switzerland. And now the sequel: on December 7th, he […] more ...

Maurice Steger with varied programs leading to Christmas

27 November 2017

Gifts with Maurice Steger! From November 22-26th, Maurice Steger brought to the stage a sophisticated program of music from Handel to Mozart to the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz. He […] more ...

Summer concerts with Maurice Steger offer both variety and an abundance of tonal colour

29 June 2017

This summer, one musical highlight after another awaits Maurice Steger. On 30th June, the recorder player will travel with the Lautten Compagney Berlin to Astana, Kazakhstan. There, the […] more ...

Maurice Steger with the “Violons du Roy” in Canada

20 January 2017

The new year will take Maurice Steger directly overseas. On 26th and 27th of January in Quebec City and Montréal, he will conduct the chamber orchestra “Les Violons […] more ...

Maurice Steger – new CD “Souvenirs d’Italie”

1 November 2016

Heard the latest? On November 11, Maurice Steger will be publishing long forgotten, yet to be heard works on his latest CD, delightfully entitled Souvenirs d’Italie. In the […] more ...

Maurice Steger brings Venice to Hamburg

18 October 2016

When he prepares his exquisite programmes, Maurice Steger is musician, musicologist, interpreter, artist, historian and dramaturg all in one. In his current programme, he takes audiences on a […] more ...

Maurice Steger Down Under

18 February 2016

True to the very fitting title of “Recorder Revolutionary”, Maurice Steger and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra along with Paul Dyer will be presenting a superb Baroque program on […] more ...

Maurice Steger delights audiences with Christmas tour

17 December 2015

Maurice Steger’s tour with the Cappella Gabetta this Christmas season is in full swing: After exceedingly successful concerts in Lucerne, Riehen, Bonmont, Munich and Kufstein, he will also […] more ...

Maurice Steger – Echo Instrumentalist of the Year

24 August 2015

Maurice Steger is awarded the sought-after ECHO recognising him as the Instrumentalist of the Year! His vibrant musicality and breathtaking technique continue to captivate audiences. Any doubts about […] more ...

Maurice Steger – Tino Flautino and the tomcat Leo

7 June 2018

In Maurice Steger’s new tale Tino Flautino and the Tomcat Leo, the little hero takes off on a new adventure through baroque Europe. The recorder player Maurice Steger […] more ...

Maurice Steger – Handel is feasting

6 April 2018

11.-25. November 2019 and 11.-19. May 2020 or after agreement Program in different orchestral formations Modern/Baroque orchestra, chamber orchestra, Chamber ensembles & recitals Music for intermission at Handel’s […] more ...

Maurice Steger – Souvenirs

14 October 2016

Everyone has the odd souvenir at home to revisit fond memories. The same goes for the Austrian Count of Harrach, who travelled frequently as a diplomat, statesman and […] more ...

02.12.2018
07:30 pm
Promoter
  • Maurice Steger
Wien – Musikverein
08.12.2018
07:30 pm
Promoter
  • Maurice Steger
Pratteln – Reformiertes Kirchgemeindehaus
09.12.2018
05:00 pm
Promoter
  • Maurice Steger
Basel – Martinskirche
12.12.2018
07:30 pm
Promoter
  • Maurice Steger
Würzburg – Musikhochschule
14.12.2018
07:30 pm
Promoter
  • Maurice Steger
Bad Homburg – Schlosskirche
16.12.2018
05:00 pm
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  • Maurice Steger
Wiesbaden – Casino-Gesellschaft
20.12.2018
07:30 pm
Promoter
  • Maurice Steger
Zürich – Frauenmünster
21.12.2018
07:30 pm
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  • Maurice Steger
Zürich – Frauenmünster
14.01.2019
20:00
  • Maurice Steger
Berlin – Watergate
20.01.2019
11:00 am
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  • Maurice Steger
Braunschweig – Stadthalle
21.01.2019
08:00 pm
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  • Maurice Steger
Braunschweig – Stadthalle

Baroque Twitter
Fiorè: Usignolo che col volo, Aria from the opera Engelberta 2018
Vinci: Rondinella che dal nido, Aria from the opera Ifigenia in Tauride
Gasparini: Bell’augelletto che vai scherzando, Aria from the opera L’oracolo del fato
Mancini: Sonata 14 in G Minor
Torri: Amorosa rondinella, Aria from the opera Nicomede
Albinoni: Zeffiretti che spirate, Aria from the opera Eraclea
Hasse: L’augelletto in lacci stretto, Aria from the opera Didone abbandonata
Dieupart: Konzert in A Minor
Vivaldi: Quell’usignolo ch’al caro nido, Arie aus der Oper Arsilda regina di Ponto
Scarlatti: Più non m’alletta e piace, Aria from the opera Il giardino d’amore
Vivaldi: Concerto in F Major, RV 442
Partner: Nuria Rial, chamber orchestra Basel
harmonia mundi 8898 549 7582 (2018)

Souvenirs d’Italie – Mr Harrach’s Musical Diaries             
Sammartini: Concerto per flautino in F Major
Colista: Sinfonia à 3
Hasse: Cantata per flauto in B flat Major
Sarro: Concerto per flauto in D Minor
Caldara: Chiacona à 3
Vinci: Ouverture from the Opera Elpidia, A favourite Song for Recorder from the Opera Elpidia, Tortora che il suo bene (The Love Birds)
Leo: Toccata XIII per cembalo in C Major
Fiorenza: Sonata per flauto in A Minor
Montanari: Concerto per flautino in B flat Major
Piani: Sonata IV in D Major
Partner: Nadja Zwiener, Fiorenza de Donatis, Jonas  Zschenderlein, Katharina Heutjer, Shai Kribus, Mauro Valli, Giulia Genini, Vanni Moretto, Naoki Kitaya, Philippe Grisvard, Gianluca Capuano, Daniele Caminiti, David Bergmüller
Michele Pasotti, Margit Übellacker
harmonia mundi HMC 902253 (2016)

Vivaldi Concerti per flauto
Concerto in G Major
Concerto “La notte” in G Minor
Concerto “La pastorella” in D Major
Concerto in D Minor
Concerto in E flat Major
Concerto in G Minor
Concerto “Il gardellino” in D Major
Partner: I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis
harmonia mundi HMC 902190 (2014)

Tea for Two  
A. Heberle Concerto G Major for recorder, string orchestra and two horns ad lib.
Partner: Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Howard Griffiths (conductor)
Berlin Classics 0300426BC (2013)

Una Follia di Napoli
Sarro: Concerto No. 11 A Minor
A. Scarlatti: Improvisations on the Partita “Follia di Spagna”
Fiorenza: Sinfonia A Minor
Barbella: Concerto No. 3 C Major
Mancini: Sonate No. 11  G Major
Leo: Concerto G Major
Partner: Fiorenza de Donatis, Andreas Rognoni, Anais Chen, Stefano Marcocchi, Mauro Valli, Vanni Moretto, Brigitte Gasser, Naoki Kitaya, Daniele Caminiti
harmonia mundi HMC 902135 (2012)

Pinocchio und der Flötenspieler
A musical fairy tale by Viktor Fortin
Story: Jolanda Steiner
Partner: Musikkollegium Winterthur
Philips 278 551-9 (2011)

Mr. Corelli in London
Corelli / Geminiani / Anonymus
Concerto per flauto Nos. 4, 7, 8, 10
Concerto Grosso after Corelli’s “La Folia”
Ground upon the Sarabanda of the 7th Sonata
The favourite Gigg in Corelli’s 5th Solo
Partner: The English Concert, Laurence Cummings (conductor)
harmonia mundi HMU 907523 (2010)

Venezia 1625
Sonatas, Symphonies, Ciaccones, Canzonas & Toccatas
by G. B. Fontana, M. Uccellini, B. Storace, T. Merula, S. Rossi, D. Castello, A. Piccinini
harmonia mundi HMC 902024 (2009)

Tino Flautino und die Zaubermelodie
musical fairy tale by Rudolphe Schacher
story/narrator: Jolanda Steiner
Partner: Musikkollegium Winterthur, Marc Kissoscy (conduct)
Lehrmittelverlag des Kantons Zürich 978-3-03713-301-9 (2008)

Sammartini: Sonate per flauto e basso continuo
Sonatas op. 2 No. 3, op. 2 No. 4, op. 13 No. 1, op.13 No. 4, op. 13 No. 5, Sonate No. 21, No. 23
Partner: Sergio Ciomei, Margret Köll, Mauro Valli, Christian Beuse, Eduardo Egüez, Naoki Kitaya
harmonia mundi HMC 905266 (2007)

Telemann: works for recoder
Suite A Minor TWV 55:a23
Concerto C Major TWV 51:C1
Overture “Hamburger Ebb und Flut” C Major TWV 55:C3
Partner: Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
harmonia mundi HMC 901917 (2006)

Georg Friedrich Telemann: Quartets for flute
TWV 43:g4, G6, d3, G11, a3, G12, B2, G10
Partner: Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel
Deutsche Grammophon Archiv 00289 477 5379 2005  (2005)

Maurice Steger: Portrait
Works by Robert Carr, Francesco Mancini, Henry Purcell, Antonio Vivaldi und anderen Komponisten
Claves 50-2208 (2004)

Tino Flautino
A musical fairy tale for children
music: Vivaldi, Mozart, Baston and more
story / narrator: Jolanda Steiner
Partner: Zürcher Kammerorchester, Howard Griffiths (condcutor)
Philips 476 111-0 (2003)

Georg Philipp Telemann: Solos & Trios
Sonatina A Minor
Sonata C Major
Fantasia No. 1 A Major
Trio Sonata A Minor
Trio Sonata B flat Major
Trio Sonata F Major
Sonatina A Minor
Fantasia No. 8 E Minor
Trio Sonata D Minor
Partner: Naoki Kitaya, Hanna Weinmeister, Rainer Zimmerling, Brian Feehan, Käthi Gohl, Markus Märkl
Claves 50-2112 (2001)

Vivaldi: Concerti
Concerti for recorder and orchestra RV 428 “Il Gardellino”, RV 442
“Tutti gli instrumenti sordini”-Konzerte RV 437, RV 155, RV 108, RV 438, RV 127
Partner: I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis
Claves  (2000)

La Castella
Works by M. Uccellini, A. Corelli, G.A.P. Mealli, B. Marcello, D. Castello, F. Mancini
Partner: Continuo Consort, Naoki Kitaya
Claves 50-9809 (1998)

An English Collection
Works by G. F. Händel, M. Locke, G. Sammartini, J. Hilton and anonmyous composers
Claves 50-9614 (1996)

An Italian Ground
Baroque Music for recorder by G.B. Fontana, A. Piccinini, F. Rognoni Taeggio, G. Paolo Cima, T. Hume, M. Locke, A. Vivaldi, D. Scarlatti, G. Sammartini, R. Carr
Claves 50-9407 (1994)

Maurice Steger and the Chinese Traditional Orchestra Taiwan: Fei-Ge

Maurice Steger conducts ZKO

Maurice Steger – Trailer for his new CD “Souvernirs d’Italie”

Maurice Steger, haben Sie Töne?

Maurice Steger: Antonio Vivaldi «Concerti per flauto», Harmonia Mundi 2014

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