Born in Winterthur (Switzerland) in 1971, Maurice Steger studied at the Musikhochschule in Zurich with, among others, Pedro Memelsdorff, and continued his studies in masterclasses with Kees Boeke from 1991 to 1994. After further studies in Europe he received his soloist’s diploma ‘with highest honours’ in 1995, followed by numerous prizes and awards including the Friedrich Hegar Prize and the prestigious Karajan Prize in 2002.
His career has already taken him to major concert halls throughout Europe, including the Wigmore Hall in London, the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Kultur- und Kongresshaus in Lucerne, the Musikhalle in Hamburg, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. During his extensive tour of South America in June 2003 he inaugurated the Belem Music Festival in Brazil.
Maurice Steger is a frequent guest soloist with leading Baroque ensembles such as the Akademie für alte Musik Berlin, Musica Antiqua Köln, Europa Galante, Accademia Bizantina and I Barocchisti. He also appears with the London Mozart Players, the Berlin Baroque Soloists, the Capella Istropolitana, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, at times also assuming the role as conductor.
He has performed with celebrated artists such as Hilary Hahn, Rainer Kussmaul, Igor Oistrakh, Marcus Creed, Jörg Faerber, Fabio Biondi, Sandrine Piau, 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. His repertoire extends from the Baroque to premieres of contemporary compositions.
Maurice Steger has made several recordings which have won international awards, including trios and quartets by Telemann and Vivaldi’s concertos for recorder, as well as Tino Flautino, a musical fairy-tale for children that has enjoyed great success.
He lives in Zurich and also teaches masterclasses in Europe and throughout the world. Website