“According to The Independent, Maurice Steger is «the world’s leading recorder virtuoso».
With a repertoire focused on Early Music, Maurice Steger is a sought-after soloist with the leading Early Music period instrument ensembles, he also appears regularly with modern orchestras.
A major portion of Steger’s artistic activities is devoted to recitals accompanied by just a harpsichord or with small chamber orchestras. But Maurice Steger is also no stranger to contemporary music: He premiered two solo concerts for recorder and orchestra and has performed Rodolphe Schacher’s musical fairytale «Tino Flautino» over 50 times.
After studying with Marcus Creed in Stuttgart and upon Reinhard Goebel’s encouragement, Maurice Steger has now been working as a conductor for a number of years. In his position as the «Baroque Music Director» at the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, he developed and conducted concerts from the baroque and classical eras.
Among his many CD releases, the Telemann flute quartets (Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv), sonatas by Sammartini and Telemann’s suites and concerto for recorder (harmonia mundi) as well as Vivaldi’s concertos for recorder are particularly notable. Several recordings, among them the album «Venezia 1625» and «Mr. Corelli in London» (harmonia mundi) received important international awards.
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