Christine Schornsheim

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Christine Schornsheim has enjoyed a busy career as a soloist and with renowned early music ensembles for several years, performing in concert series and festivals. Concert tours have taken her throughout Europe and America, to Israel and regularly to Japan. For several years her most important musical partners have been Andreas Staier on two keyboards, two fortepianos or fortepiano duet, the gamba player Hille Perl and transverse flautist Michael Schmidt-Casdorff. In 2005 her recording of the complete solo keyboard repertoire of Joseph Haydn, performed on five historic keyboard instruments, was acclaimed as a major milestone. Her recording with Andreas Staier of Mozart’s piano works for four hands on an unusual instrument which combines harpsichord and fortepiano and built by Andreas Stein, has attracted great interest. Christine Schornsheim was appointed professor of harpsichord at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich in October 2002.