Andreas Staier (Göttingen,D) 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. Undoubtedly one of the most prominent harpsichord and forte piano performers in the world, Andreas embarked upon a solo career in 1986 and, since then, his indisputable musical mastery has made its mark on the interpretation of baroque, classical and romantic repertoire. As a soloist, Andreas Staier performs throughout Europe, the United States and Japan with orchestras such as Concerto Köln, Freiburger Barockorchester, the Akademie für alte Musik Berlin and the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées Paris. Naturally he is invited regularly at all the major festivals and concert halls all over the world.
He has formed a highly successful trio with violinist Daniel Sepec and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras; In 2001, Andreas gave the world premiere of ‘Contra-Sonata’, a work for fortepiano by the French composer Brice Pauset.