Charlotte Steppes studies at HMT Leipzig “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” since 2018 with Prof. Josef Christof, whose student she already became at the age of 12. She played piano concerts by Ravel, Robert and Clara Schumann, Poulenc, Beethoven and Mozart. As a highlight 2020 Steppes gave her debut with the renowned MDR symphony orchestra, playing Mozarts piano concerto C major KV 467. In 2023 a cooperation with violinist Frank-Michael Erben (1st concertmaster of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig) developed in several duo recitals. Furthermore she made her debut at the chamber music festival “con spirito”. The young pianist worked together with e.g. the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Gewandhaus wind quintett, several organists and the Gewandhaus choir and played in the concert series musica nova, at Musikfest Erzgebirge and at Bachfest Leipzig.
In spring 2024, she is going to follow another invitation from the MDR symphony orchestra and play Griegs piano concerto with chief conductor Dennis Russell Davies. Also, she will perform the soloist part in Charles Ives’ 4 th symphony and Mendelssohns 1st piano concerto in the Gewandhaus Leipzig. In June, she makes her debut at Musikfest Stuttgart with a new solo recital.
Steppes is highly interested in New and Contemporary Music, Chamber Music and the playing of orchestra piano. For two concert seasons starting 2021, she has been member of the orchestra-academy of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Since 2023, she receives a scholarship by the “Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung” Hamburg.