Alongside his work as a practising musician and conductor, Maurice Steger also serves as a lecturer. The teaching of technical instrumental and musical knowledge, working with young people and the implementation of musical ideas are a special source of inspiration for Maurice Steger.
He holds regular master-classes for promising young recorder players, both at festivals and annual events. The Sommerkurs in Arosa for enthusiastic music aficionados is a firm fixture in Steger’s diary, and his public lectures at the Blockflötenfesttage Stockstadt, as well as his guest professorships and workshops, periodically see Steger travelling to universities and conservatories throughout the world, including Taipei, Sydney, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, London, Colorado, New York, Ankara, Montreal and Salzburg.
Since 2013, he has served as the Director of the Gstaad Baroque Academy in collaboration with the Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy, where he has the wonderful opportunity to intensively engage with the selection of the world’s most talented recorder players, and to teach and promote them and thus support them as they embark on their careers. In his role as professor, Steger here also ensures instrumental mastery of the recorder and every year invites important lecturer colleagues (Goebel, Perl, Rondeau, Rousset, Lutz, Podger, Antonini, Bezuidenhout, Frey, Postinghel, Caminiti) in order to develop the widest possible musical understanding among his students. Many of Steger’s students have been attending for many years, and are among the most important performers of the young generation. The class is also fortunate to feature numerous international award-winners who continually set new benchmarks.
Maurice Steger holds a professorship at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg and every year gives a number of lectures in the performative practice of Early Music, as well as classes in recorder-playing. He is a co-founder of the International Recorder Forum and the new Recorder Connect degree course.
Maurice Steger’s comprehensive educational project, “Tino Flautino – musical stories for children”, is also very dear to his heart. Instilling a love of music in very young listeners is another important task for the artist. Initially launched as a product of Switzerland – where Tino Flautino is a national children’s hero – countless children around the world have meanwhile been able to enjoy Tino’s exciting stories. The latest episode, “Tino Flautino and Leo Leonardo the Tomcat”, has already appeared in six languages; Steger’s other projects in the sphere of child and youth education are Pinocchio and the Recorder Player and Le fou des flutes.
Steger has published some magazines and books (MOECK, Accanthus, Tre Fontane, Lehrmittelverlag) for young musicians, with a particular focus on the recorder.
Maurice Steger is a frequent jury member for some of the world’s most prestigious competitions (SRP/MOECK Solo Recorder Competition London, Berlin International Music Competition, Zen-On Japan, Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, Montreal, SJMW, Hsin-Chu, EUROVISION Young Musicians) and scholarship recitals.