"With an almost endless sound variety on the different historical keyboard instruments she is familiar with, and an endless musical fantasy, harpsichordist and fortepianist Christine Schornsheim has been fascinating an enthusiastic audience for many years. She has been a guest of various concert series and festivals such as Klavierfestival Ruhr, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Mostly Mozart New York, Europäisches Musikfest Stuttgart, Konzerthaus Berlin, Tage Alter Musik in Herne, Klavierfestival Ruhr and international Bach Festivals. Among her regular musical partners are Andreas Staier – with whom she performs at two harpsichords, two fortepianos or with four hands -, gamba player Hille Perl, cellist Kristin von der Goltz and traverso player Michael Schmidt-Castorff. ...
Schornsheim received high critical acclaim for her recording of Mozart works with Andreas Staier on a special Andreas Stein instrument that combines harpsichord and fortepiano (Harmonia Mundi France). 2009 saw the Capriccio/WDR release of the complete keyboard concertos by Joseph Haydn on historic instruments (harpsichord, fortepiano and organ), together with the Düsseldorfer Hofmusik – an extension of the recording of Haydn’s keyboard solo works. In the same year, a joint project with Hille Perl was realized: Sony released their recording of Bach’s organ sonatas, arranged for viola da gamba and harpsichord. In 2012, Oehms published their recording of Leopold Mozart’s sonatas and chamber music. Her most recent CD includes Lieder of Mozart’s time (tenor: Markus Schäfer, Crystal Classics). Upcoming CD releases comprise compositions by J.A.P. Schulz and C.P.E. Bach.
Since 2002, Schornsheim has held a professorship for harpsichord at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich.
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