One of the world’s most prominent performers, Andreas Staier’s indisputable musical mastery has made its mark on the interpretation of baroque, classical and romantic repertoire for period instruments.
Born in Göttingen, he studied modern piano and harpsichord in Hannover and Amsterdam. For three years, he was the harpsichordist of Musica Antiqua Köln with whom he toured and recorded extensively. As a soloist, Andreas Staier performs throughout Europe, North America, and Asia withvorchestras such as Concerto Köln, Freiburger Barockorchester, the Akademie für alte Musik Berlin and the Orchestre des Champs – Elysées Paris.
As a chamber musician Andreas has been highly acclaimed by international critics for his work with a wide range of other instrumentalists, singers and actors.
Andreas has recorded extensively for BMG, Teldec Classics, with whom he had an exclusive contract for seven years, and harmonia mundi France. His catalogue boasts numerous awards including a Diapason d’or, the 2002 Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and the 2011 Baroque Instrumental Gramophone Award. In March 2020, Andreas released a double disc, Ein neuer Weg, for harmonia mundi dedicated to the works of Beethoven to commemorate his 250 th anniversary. The disc was widely acclaimed by critics, described as bringing “tremendous drama and imaginative flair” by Gramophone. Upcoming is a long-awaited presentation of J.S Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier.