Andreas Staier (Germany, 1955) studied modern piano and harpsichord in the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover. He continued his harpsichord and early music studies in Amsterdam with Gustav Leonhardt, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Ton Koopman. He added fortepiano to his studies, becoming one of the rare classical keyboard players who specializes in harpsichord and fortepiano.
In 1983 Andreas Staier joined Musica Antiqua Köln, a leading small Baroque ensemble, as its harpsichord player. He resigned from the ensemble in 1986 to embark on his solo career. As of 1986 he has been an itinerant fortepiano soloist, an accompanist for Lieder and piano soloist for the ensemble Les Adieux. He also began teaching harpsichord at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland, where he was on the faculty from 1987 to 1996.
His recital programs and recordings include the standard Baroque composers, but also earlier music and Spanish keyboard works. He also plays a few 20th century harpsichord pieces and is working on one 21st century work.
Andreas Staier has had many musical partnerships with internationally renowned artists. He has also co-operated with renowned ensembles and orchestras. And he is regularly invited to perform at leading national and international music festivals.
For many of his recordings - for both BMG and Teldec - Andreas Staier has been awarded with international disc prizes. Since 1995 he is an exclusive artist of Teldec Classics.
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