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Maurice Steger

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.

Maurice Steger is an incredibly charismatic musician: spontaneous, captivating and full of energy. With his vibrant manner, intense and full instrumental sound and amazing technique, this “recorder wizard” has managed to bring to prominence the recorder as an instrument in all its fascinating forms. 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.

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 diversemaster classes he invented the character of “Tino Flautino” in order to encourage young children to playfully engage with classical music. For his latest musical fairytale, he invented “Pinocchio and the recorder player”.

‘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 May 2018, a duo album with Nuria Rial with accompaniment by the Basel Chamber Orchestra was released featuring Italian masterworks. The program was also presented in chamber music concerts.

Season 2017/18
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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 ...

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  • Maurice Steger
Klosters – St. Jacob Church
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  • Maurice Steger
Remels – St. Martin’s Church
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  • Maurice Steger
Gstaad – Reformierte Kirche Zweisimmen
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  • Maurice Steger
Locarno – Teatro di Locarno
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  • Maurice Steger
Basel – Peterskirche

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

Maurice Steger «Una Follia di Napoli» Trailer

Maurice Steger plays Vivaldi (Concerti per flauto, harmonia mundi 2014)

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