|Stephanie Hoernes is a pianist of outstanding experience in solo-, chamber music, and vocal repertoire. Her audience loves the timbral sensuality of her playing and her deep emotional grasp.
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 pianist Matthias Samuil. Together with violist Marion Leleu, she founded the Duo AltoPiano, dedicated mainly to the performance of lesser-known masterpieces. Their recent world premiere recording of Zoltan Gardonyi's sonata No.2 for viola and piano was widely acclaimed.
Since 2003 she has coached singers at Berlin's Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler". She also works as coach for the string department at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock and has 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.
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 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. In 2018 she will hold masterclasses for piano at two universities in California.
Stephanie Hoernes is an Austrian national. She and her husband live in Berlin, Germany.