Stefanie Oβwald is a German-Swiss musician and recorder soloist with an international reputation.
She was born in Bonn and studied recorder and its historical performance practice at the Frankfurt University of Music HfMDK with Prof. Michael Schneider as well as baroque oboe with Hans-Peter Westermann and Benoit Laurent and musicology at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main with a focus on early music.
In 2014 she completed her Masters in Music Performance with Maurice Steger at the Zurich University of the Arts. Studies in Law at the University of Zurich followed. Since 2017 she has been a doctoral candidate at the musicological institute of the Frankfurt University of Music and researches Hermann Hesse’s poetry settings from a music semiotics perspective. Stefanie worked with composers of contemporary music.
She received important musical impulses from Michael Schneider, Maurice Steger, Michael Form, Carin van Heerden, Daniel Rothert, Han Tol, Alfredo Bernadini, Barthold Kuijken, Reinhard Goebel, and Erik Boosgraf.
Stefanie is the founder of the early music ensemble «Melothesia», with international concert activities.
She has given concerts at the Cologne Opera with the Gürzenich Orchestra under the direction of Konrad Junghänel, at the Early Music Nights in Frankfurt am Main, Mannheim, and Weilburg, at the Frankfurt Festival for Contemporary Music, at the Swiss Baroque Festival 2019, and as a soloist in Maurice Steger’s Masterclass at Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival 2019.
Additional studies in musicology and law, as well as many years of journalistic activity in the culture department, enable Stefanie to gain completely new approaches to music and the interpretation of the sounds.
In playing, Stefanie Oβwald discovers the diversity and richness of her instrument with a love of experimentation, curiosity for change, knowledge, and passion. Versatility and expressiveness become their trademarks. Stefanie is breaking new ground in her interpretations and with her concert projects, she wants to keep the music between the 15th and 18th centuries alive for her audience.