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Maurice Steger

Maurice Steger

recorder

Maurice Steger is one of the most fascinating recorder players, conductors and musical professors working in the sphere of Early music. 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. In 2015 he received the 2015 ECHO Classic Award as "Instrumentalist of the Year".

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, but also with leading modern orchestras such as the Zurich Chamber Orchestra. With fellow musicians and friends such as Hille Perl, Marco Postinghelm and Xenia Löffler, he dedicates himself to a continuously updated repertoire of Early music. He also performs with artist colleagues such as Cecilia Bartoli, Andreas Scholl and Nuria Rial. 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 and the Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra 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: in order to encourage young children to playfully engage with classical music, he invented the character of "Tino Flautino", and has performed hundreds of children's concerts in this role. Maurice Steger also gives various master classes each year, and in 2013 took over the directorship of the Gstaad Baroque Academy.