Leonore von Stauss >> Biography


Leonore von Stauss, born in Munich, Germany, received her education at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg. Besides studying modern piano, her special interest lay in playing historical instruments (harpsichord and fortepiano) and in their performance practice.
At the Mozarteum she was inspired by Anthony Spiri, Christian Rieger, and Wolfgang Brunner, and participated in master classes by many internationally known musicians. Her recent interest in playing the basso continuo has led her to a closer study of the baroque triple harp.

Von Stauss' expressive and colourful playing has made her a favoured accompanist for Lieder and partner for chamber music. She also performs with various ensembles and orchestras as a continuo player.
She is a member of the Salzburger Hofmusik, Il gardellin04, and the Lebeau Trio.

Previous performances include appearances at the Internationale Musikwochen in Millstatt, the Tage Alter Musik Herne, the Festival Radovjlica, the Festival für Alte Musik Utrecht, and the Schauspielhaus Salzburg.

Von Stauss has been featured on several Radio- and CD- Recordings, ranging from the literature for fortepiano (W.A.Mozart and Ignaz Pleyel with Wolfgang Brunner, released by Profil/Hänssler), to French chansons (J.Brel, etc.) with the Lebeau Trio.