As a specialist in Baroque music, Maurice Steger has gradually received more and more requests to conduct orchestral projects himself. As a result, he completed studies in conducting under Marcus Creed in Stuttgart and has been inspired by Reinhard Goebel. Today, Maurice Steger holds concerts in the role of conductor or the dual rule of soloist and conductor.
Maurice Steger has been invited to conduct throughout Europe and overseas. He has repeatedly conducted modern orchestras such as the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the hr-Sinfonieorchester, the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Canadian chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy and the Brandenburg State Orchestra. He has also been involved in projects with various ensembles such as the Malaysia Symphony Orchestra, the Braunschweig State Orchestra, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic and the South-West German Philharmonic Orchestra.
Yet Maurice Steger also regularly collaborates as a conductor with original-instrument ensembles such as the English Concert, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Venice Baroque Orchestra and La Cetra.
Until 2011, he served as “Baroque Music Director” at the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, where he developed and conducted concert programmes in Baroque and classical music, maintained contacts with other conductors of early music, accompanied soloists and presented unknown repertoire pieces from the 17th and 18th centuries. With the Braunschweig State Orchestra, Maurice Steger implemented a Mozart cycle across many seasons with great success. With the hr and NDR radio orchestras, the conductor repeatedly presents special pieces of Baroque music.