Stefan Temmingh, Recorder


Stefan Temmingh is part of the young generation of world-class recorder players: "Never before did recorder playing sound so effortless and so differentiated in terms of timbre and dynamics." wrote Corriere della Sera (Milano, Italy) on his debut CD "Corelli à la mode" which was celebrated by the international music press in 2009. His second CD "The Gentleman's Flute" was immediately nominated for the International Classical Music Awards 2011 (formerly MIDEM Awards). In 2014, his new CD "Inspired by Song" together with soprano Dorothee Mields and his ensemble "The Gentleman's Band" will be released by SONY/dhm. Regularly, Stefan is compared to the legendary Frans Brüggen.

Stefan Temmingh comes from a Dutch-South-African family of musicians. He was born in Cape Town and now lives in Munich. There, he studied with Markus Zahnhausen as well as with Prof. Michael Schneider in Frankfurt.

As a specialist for Early Music Stefan Temmingh's repertoire comprises the complete baroque literature for recorder. He performs internationally as a chamber musician and with his own baroque ensemble, e.g. at the Leipzig Bach Festival, the Mosel Music Festival, the Bach Weeks Thuringia, the Handel House Halle and at various festivals and concert series throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. As a soloist he plays with orchestras such as the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra Cape Town, the Southwest German Chamber Orchestra, the Folkwang Chamber Orchestra Essen and at the Ludwigsburg Festival. He has participated in numerous recordings for CDs, radio and TV broadcasts.

Stefan's commitment ranges from baroque to modern music. One of his strong desires is to extend the boundaries of the recorder repertoire and he succeeds to surpass the usual stereotypes concerning his instrument. He regularly commissions recorder concertos and solo works by contemporary composers and performs premieres and concerts of new music. In 2008 he was awarded the contemporary music scholarship of the City of Munich. Since 2010 he has a lectureship at the Munich College of Music.

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Fulminant - CD Review "Inspired by Song"
2014-04-17 FONO FORUM, Euskirchen
"...Dass er es mit der artverwandten Nachtigall aufnehmen kann, beweist Temmingh nicht zuletzt im Solostück „Engels Nachtegaeltje" aus Jacob van Eycks Sammlung „Der Fluyten Lust-hof", in welchem sich technische Brillanz mit Stilempfinden und Wärme des Ausdrucks verbinden. Im engen Verein mit den anderen, nicht minder virtuosen Musikern prägt all dies den Charakter dieses Albums, das nicht nur Freunden der Alten Musik Freude machen wird."
(Stephan Schwarz)
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