Claudia Stein studied flute at the Hochschule für Musik Dresden with Eckart Haupt and piano with Heidrun Richter, continued her studies in Karlsruhe with Renate Greiss-Armin. At the age of 23 she was appointed principal flute of the Staatskapelle Berlin by Daniel Barenboim.
She has appeared with numerous international orchestras and performed regularly in the Bayreuth Festival orchestra. As a chamber music partner she has appeared at major European festivals, as well as in Israel, America and Japan. She has worked as a soloist with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Philippe Jordan and Sebastian Weigle
Stein is a teacher and mentor in the academy of the Staatskapelle Berlin and as of 2015 she teaches in the Barenboim-Said Akademie, Berlin. She is also active in the Musikkindergarten Berlin, a unique project initiated by Barenboim, and worked on some of the pedagogical ideas leading to its foundation. A central element to Stein’s extensive solo repertoire is new music, with composers such as David Robert Coleman, Sebastian Undisz and Michael Kleemann writing works especially for her.
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