- CD 2208
- Maurice Steger
Recorder virtuoso Maurice Steger is one of the most influential and popular soloists of his generation. Born in Winterthur; Switzerland; he now enjoys international renown. He studied at the Musikhochschule Zürich with; among others; Pedro Memelsdorff; and continued his studies in the master classes of Kees Boeke from 1991 to 1994. After further studies in Europe he received his soloist’s diploma “with highest honors” in 1995; followed by numerous prizes and awards including the Friedrich Hegar Prize and the prestigious Karajan Prize from the Eliette von Karajan Cultural Foundation in 2002.
Maurice Steger is a frequent guest soloist with leading period Baroque ensembles such as the Akademie für alte Musik Berlin; the Musica Antiqua Köln; the baroque orchestra Europa Galante; the Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca or I Barocchisti and also regularly appears with modern symphony orchestras. He has performed with celebrated artists such as Hilary Hahn; Rainer Kussmaul; Sandrine Piau; Igor Oistrakh; Marcus Creed; Jörg Faerber; Fabio Biondi; Andrew Manze; Diego Fasolis; Albrecht Mayer and Ruth Ziesak. In recital he is regularly accompanied by Naoki Kitaya and the Continuo Consort; by Markus Märkl and by Sergio Ciomei.
Maurice Steger has recorded five albums for Claves Records to date; the majority of which have been crowned with international awards. Roger-Claude Travers wrote in Diapason that “he simply has prodigious finger dexterity; breathe control and tonguing technique.” And Reinmar Wagner from the magazine Musik & Theater added that “those who regard the recorder as a terribly boring instrument haven’t heard Maurice Steger play!” We hope that you will enjoy these samples of his wonderful art; selections from his recordings for Claves Records.