Ever since "The Independent" crowned him "the world’s leading recorder virtuoso", Switzerland’s Maurice Steger has become one of the leading interpreters of Baroque music, performing concerts all across the globe both with the recorder and as a conductor. Numerous award-winning and thematically creative CD projects – like his recent offerings "Venezia 1625", "Mr Corelli in London" and "Una follia di Napoli" – attest to his unique position in the field.

He also leads the field in more than one regard: On the one hand, he is a technically brilliant recorder virtuoso who instantly captivates his audiences, and who is almost solely responsible for the renewed interest in the recorder as an instrument. On the other hand, and increasingly so in recent years, he is also known as an accomplished musical director and conductor of the world’s leading ensembles for period performances in both the Old and New World, in Asia and now in 2012, for the first time, also in Africa ... read full bio