Pianist Stephan Matthias Lademann, born in Meißen (Germany), discovered his passion for chamber music and vocal accompaniment during his studies at the Dresden University of Music. He focused on this genre after his escape from the former GDR. Since 1997, Vienna has been Lademann‘s musical home. His close collaboration with Robert Holl in Vienna as given him important artistic impulses. He has also been the artistic partner of Siegfried Jerusalem and has accompanied many other renowned singers such as Diana Damrau, Edita Gruberova, Paul Armin Edelmann, Mathias Hausmann, Sibylla Rubens, Chen Reiss, Günther Groissböck, Daniela Fally, Marlis Petersen and Robert Dean Smith. Together with these artists, Lademann has performed at several renowned international music festivals and important concert venues in Europe and in the Americas.
His recordings include a live recording of the recital with Diana Damrau at the Salzburg Festival 2005; the world premiere of Gustav Mahler‘s cycle „Des Knaben Wunderhorn“ in the original piano version; the first recording of Mahler‘s „The Song of the Earth“ in the version for tenor, baritone and piano; a CD of Italian songs by Schubert and Donizetti with the Israeli soprano Chen Reiss as well as the song cycle „Myrten“ Op.25 by Robert Schumann under the title „Songs and Letters“ with academy award winners Martina Gedeck and Sebastian Koch. Furthermore, Lademann has partnered with actor Ulrich Reinthaller for a recording of Rainer Maria Rilke‘s „Duineser Elegies VI-X“ imbueded with a performance of solo piano works.
Complementing his work as accompanist, the pianist has a great passion for projects that combine poetry with music. Since 2009 he has devoted himself increasingly to musicalliterary projects, collaborating with actors such as Peter Matic, Sophie von Kessel, Ulrich Reinthaller, Angela Winckler, Martina Gedeck and Sebastian Koch.
Stephan Matthias Lademann teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.