Stephan Matthias Lademann
BiographyBorn in Meissen pianist Stephan Matthias Lademann studied at the Academy of Music "Carl Maria von Weber" in Dresden. He already focused on piano accompaniment during his studies.
He was artistic partner of Siegfried Jerusalem and accompanied other renowned artists such as Diana Damrau, Edita Gruberova, Paul Armin Edelmann, Mathias Hausmann, Sibylla Rubens, Chen Reiss, Günther Groissböck, Daniela Fally and Robert Dean Smith, with whom he appeared at international music festivals and in numerous music centers were guests; Alte Oper Frankfurt, Wiener Musikverein, Klangbogen Festival Theater an der Wien, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Rheingau Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Kissinger Summer, Munich Opera Festival, Ludwigsburg Castle Festival, Salzburg Festival, Semperoper Dresden, Berlin Philharmonic, Teatro della Zarzuela Madrid Auditorio Santiago de Compostela, Carnegie Hall New York and Teatro alla Scala Di Milano.
Especially as an artistic partner of Diana Damrau, he has made a name for himself internationally and accompanied the soprano worldwide on her recitals.
Stephan Matthias Lademann accompanied the debut of Edita Gruberova at the Wigmore Hall London. He also performed with the singer in the Staatsoper Berlin, in the Laeiszhalle Hamburg and in the Philharmonie Luxembourg.
For the world premiere recording of Gustav Mahler's cycle "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" in the original piano version on telos music vocal he received the special award of the international record price Toblach. His other recordings include a live recording of the song recital with Diana Damrau at the Salzburg Festival 2005, the first recording of Mahler's "The Song of the Earth" with Robert Dean Smith and Iván Paley in the version for tenor, baritone and piano, a CD Italian Songs by Schubert and Donizetti with the Israeli soprano Chen Reiss and the song cycle "Myrten" Op.25 by Robert Schumann under the title "Songs and Letters" with Damrau, Paley and the Oscar winners Martina Gedeck and Sebastian Koch.
Since 2009, the pianist has also devoted himself to other musical-literary projects, which he has realized with actors such as Peter Matic, Sophie von Kessel, Ulrich Reinthaller and Angela Winkler. His most recent CD recording with Ulrich Reinthaller as partner includes Rainer MariaRilke's "Duineser Elegien VI-X" and solo piano works.
Stephan Matthias Lademann teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.