Stefan Maass studied classical guitar and lute, specializing in music of the 17th and 18th centuries, both as a soloist and as a continuo player. He is Lord of Batzdorf Castle near Meißen and co-founder of the Batzdorf Hofkapelle. He regularly performs in the opera houses of Halle and Karlsruhe, the Semper Opera Dresden and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. His numerous CD productions include collaborations with the Dresdner Kammerchor conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann and the Capella Sagittariana, the Dresdner Staatskapelle, Thomas Quasthoff, Daniel Hope and the contralto Britta Schwarz, as well as with the actors Corinna Harfouch and Michael Quast. Stefan Maass was awarded the prestigious Arras Prize for Art and Culture in Dresden in March 2000.