With concerts held all over the world and numerous CD recordings, many of which have been awarded the highest accolades, Maurice Steger has established himself as one of the most popular soloists in the field of early music. With his vibrant manner and his personal, spontaneous and technically brilliant style, Maurice Steger has enhanced the standing of the recorder as an instrument and positioned it in a completely new way.
Among his many CD recordings, Telemann’s recorder quartets (Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv), the Neapolitan concerti and Vivaldi’s recorder concerti (harmonia mundi) particularly stand out. Many of Steger’s recordings, including the album “Venezia 1625” and “Una Follia di Napoli” (harmonia mundi), have been awarded top international prizes. In 2010, Maurice Steger made a recording of Corelli’s collection Opus 5 in English under the title “Mr Corelli in London” (harmonia mundi). His latest recording, “Souvenirs d’Italie”, presents works connected to the Austrian Count Harrach’s travels through Italy.
With a repertoire focusing on Baroque music, Steger is a soloist much in demand among the major historical original-sound ensembles: Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the English Concert, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Venice Baroque Orchestra and I Barocchisti.
Yet his numerous concerts also see him regularly performing with modern orchestras such as the Berlin Baroque Soloists, Les Violons du Roy, and the NDR and hr radio orchestras. Maurice Steger has also often performed together with famous artists such as Hilary Hahn, Cecilia Bartoli, Igor Oistrakh, Fabio Biondi, Sandrine Piau, Andrew Manze, Diego Fasolis, Sol Gabetta and Laurence Cummings.