|Stephanie Hoernes is a pianist of outstanding experience in both solo- and chamber music repertoire. Her work with singers has led her to publicly perform nearly all essential song cycles in existence.
She has repeatedly toured the Middle East with the East-West Chamber Ensemble to work with both Israeli and Arab musicians. Her regular chamber music partners include violinist Simon Bernardini (Berliner Philharmoniker), clarinettist Matthias Glander (Staatskapelle Berlin) and singers Lars Grünwoldt and Tye Maurice Thomas. Together with violist Marion Leleu, she founded the duo AltoPiano, dedicated mainly to the performance of lesser-known masterpieces.
Since 2003 she has been coaching singers at Berlin’s Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" after having previously worked in the wind department there. She also works as coach for the string department at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock and has previously held the same position as well as taught piano at the Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber” in Dresden from 2004 to 2010.
Stephanie Hoernes studied at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg with Professor Tibor Hazay.
After having acquired her diploma, she continued her studies with Professor Matthias Kirschnereit in Rostock and graduated cum laude in 2001.
In 2004, she participated in a master class held by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
Her teachers furthermore include Berlin-based pianist Frank-Immo Zichner whom she has worked with since 1998 and world-famous pianist Yefim Bronfman with whom she worked in 2005.
In July 2010 she was on the jury of the 3. Solhi Al Wadi International Piano Competition in Damascus and completed her stay by holding a masterclass.
Stephanie Hoernes is an Austrian national. She and her husband live in Berlin, Germany.