Anna Stegmann

Anna Stegmann is a passionate performer and teacher of early and contemporary recorder music. She teaches an enthusiastic, selected group of next generation recorder-professionals at the Royal Academy of Music in London and is a regular guest teacher at the Junior’s Department at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and Wells Cathedral School. She has performed in concert halls across the globe and recorded several CDs with her own groups Ensemble Odyssee and The Royal Wind Music, as well as performing as guest soloist with La Risonanza, The New Dutch Academy, and others. With duo partner, violinist Jorge Jiménez she shares a passion for unconventional programming. They combine original and arranged music from across the centuries, including improvisation and electronics, resulting in programmes that take the listener on a musical journey which is “convincing and exciting, distinguished and enthralling, and highly entertaining.” (Susanne Schulte, 2019). Their work has been nominated for 4 Opus Klassik in 2021. Since 2013 Anna has co-organised the Open Recorder Days Amsterdam; a biennial festival, which has quickly grown into one of the biggest recorder events worldwide and brings together recorder amateurs and professionals alike from all across the globe. In 2020 she established her own digital recital series with two seasons of solo and chamber music. These professionally filmed music videos aim to bring the listener closer to the performer than a conventional live-stream can and bring performances to audiences across the world who are not permitted to attend live concerts.