Maria Stange - Soloist Harp
Maria Stange studied the harp in Karlsruhe with Therese Reichling and in Paris with Frédérique Cambreling. Since 1992 she has been the first solo harpist in the symphony orchestra of the Ludwigsburger Schloss Festival. She gives concerts with various radio symphony orchestras as 1st solo harp, including the SWR Freiburg/Baden-Baden and the BR Munich, as well as the Munich, Bamberg and Stuttgart Philharmonics and the Rhineland-Palatinate State Philharmonic under conductors such as Michael Gielen, Hans Zender, Lothar Zagrosek, Peter Eötvös , Matthias Pintscher, Stephen Cleobury, John Storgard and others. Chamber music collaborations with Mathias von Brenndorff (flute), Christian Ostertag (violin), Oliver Siefert (trombone), the Mandelring Quartet and others form a large part of her stage appearances alongside solo evenings - moderated by her - at the Schloss Festivals in Weilburg and Ludwigsburg and other concert series. She is a founding member of the “ensemble risonanze erranti”. At numerous world premieres - several works are dedicated to her - she has also given concerts with the "ensemble modern" and the Musikfabrik Köln. Recordings have been released by Bella Musica, Capriccio, Ambitus, Hännsler and Bayer Records, Radiobroadcasts by SWR, BR, HR and the BBC London. Since 1997 she has been leading the harp class at the HMDK Stuttgart and since 2004 also at the HfM Karlsruhe. In 2005 she was awarded an honorary professorship at the HMDK. Maria Stange is a welcome guest as a juror in competitions at home and abroad. She lives near Munich and has four children.