MAURICE STEGER: RECORDER REVOLUTIONARY

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra | 27-Jan-2016
Dazzling, poetic and charismatic, Maurice Steger rocks the recorder like no one else on the planet. He plays at breakneck speeds, while never sacrificing the phrasing and technical brilliance. #MAURICESTEGERAU @austbrandenburg
Maurice Steger Credit: MolinaVisuals
Maurice has redefined the recorder - the most frequently played instrument in the early 18th century - with his revolutionary performance style and makes his Australian debut with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra in 2016.

Maurice will bring a range of instruments and tailor his choice to the specific acoustics of the venues: "I'm packing 18 recorders for this tour, because every piece needs a different colour. I'll probably use one per piece, but to find the best possible recorder I'll bring two recorders for every work and choose in the hall".

Zurich-based Maurice is in high demand all across the globe both as a recorder player and as a conductor, performing and recording alongside renowned artists including Cecilia Bartoli, Hilary Hahn and Andreas Scholl.

He pushes the recorder to the edge of its physical and expressive limits. With a string of prestigious awards including Diapason D'or, BBC Music Magazine Award and 2015 ECHO Klassik Instrumentalist of the Year, Maurice has taken the music world by storm.

This is recorder as you have never heard it before. Fasten your seatbelts.

SYDNEY City Recital Hall

24, 26 Feb, 2, 4, 5 March all at 7pm, Matinee Saturday 5 March at 2pm

MELBOURNE Melbourne Recital Centre

27 Feb at 7pm / 28 Feb at 5pm

THE MUSIC

Masterpieces from Telemann, Handel and Geminiani and Vivaldi including his pyrotechnic Concerto in G major for recorder. CLICK here for full program.

THE PLAYERS

Maurice Steger (Switzerland) guest director and baroque recorders
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

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