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The English «Independent» has crowned Maurice Steger «the world’s leading recorder player». Others have called him a «wizard», the «Paganini of the recorder» or simply a «virtuoso».
Maurice Steger has successfully established himself as one of the world’s most popular soloists of Baroque music, performing shows worldwide and releasing numerous CDs to critical acclaim, awarded with some of the most prestigious prizes. His lively style and his brilliant yet spontaneous technique have helped Maurice Steger reinvent the recorder as an instrument and completely renew its image.
Among his numerous CD releases, Telemann’s flute quartets (Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv), Sammartini’s sonatas and Telemann’s concertos and suites with treble recorder (harmonia mundi) stand out. Several releases, including “Venezia 1625” (harmonia mundi), received international awards. In 2010, Maurice Steger released a recording of Corelli’s Opus 5 in adaptions made by contemporaries as “Mr Corelli in London”. His most recent release “Una Follia di Napoli” presents works originating with the Neapolitan School in the year 1725.
With his repertoire consisting mainly of Baroque music, Maurice Steger is a soloist in high demand with the leading ensembles specialising in performances on period instruments, including Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, The English Concert, Musica Antiqua Köln, Europa Galante and I Barocchisti. His busy concert schedule sees him connect regularly with modern orchestras like the Berliner Barock Solisten, Les Violons du Roy and the Brandenburg State Orchestra. He often performs together with other renowned artists like Hilary Hahn, Cecilia Bartoli, Igor Oistrakh, Fabio Biondi, Sandrine Piau, Andrew Manze, Diego Fasolis, Sol Gabetta or Thomas Quasthoff.