Anna Stegmann recorder
"Declared a fervid musician, who performs on the highest musical and technical level" (Susanne Schulte, GWK, Gesellschaft Westfälischer Kulturarbeit, 2007), Anna Stegmann is a passionate performer of early and contemporary repertoire creatively linking music from mediaeval times, the baroque period and contemporary pieces. Her program choices vary from purely experimental solo repertoire with electronics to baroque-chamber music on period instruments.
Recent projects include performances across Europe and North America performing in festivals such as Trigonale-Festival für Alte Musik in Austria, summerwinds-festival in Münster/ Germany, Tage Alter Musik Berlin, the Greenwich Early Music Festival in London, Música Antiga de Loulé in Portugal, Traumzeitfestival Duisburg, Reinkenfestival Deventer, Musica Sacra Maastricht, Van Wassenaer Festival Amsterdam and other major performance venues such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw aant Ij Amsterdam, Erbdrostenhof Münster and Konzerthaus Berlin. With Italian harpsichordist Andrea Friggi, Anna focuses on music of the 17th and 18th century. Together, they form the core of the group Ensemble Odyssee: a young, enthusiastic collective of baroque musicians that recorded their debut CD in summer 2011 comprising cantatas and instrumental pieces of unknown Italian baroque composers.
Anna is a member of The Royal Wind Music - a double sextet of renaissance recorders - with whom she has recorded four CDs on the Spanish label Lindoro and extensively tours Europe. With the Italian Ensemble Stile Galante she recorded for Pan Classics newly discovered music by Leonardo Vinci.
Additionally to her work as performer of contemporary recorder music in ensembles, she has been working together with composers from all over the world and commissioned pieces for recorder solo and within several ensembles. The German label Mieroprint published a CD in 2011 of contemporary solo pieces and chamber music for recorder. Anna received prizes in international competitions for early and contempoarary music, including the International Van Wassenaer Concours, the 11th Competition for Contemporary Music in Cracow/ Poland, the Montreal Recorder Competition, "LINK-prijs" for contemporary music and the GWK- Young Artist Award. Furthermore she was supported by the Instrumentsfonds of the Dutch Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds in 2011-12 and the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, which granted her scholarships in 2008 and 2009. S
he holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree (cum laude) from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where she studied from 2007-2011 in the recorder BLOK with Paul Leenhouts. Born in Germany, she studied in Münster and Kassel with Winfried Michel, from where she holds teaching and performing degrees, which she received with highest honors.
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