Steininger, Lilja


Lilja Steininger was born in 1994 in Berlin as the child of two musicians. In her youth she achieved in six consecutive years in each case a
1st prize at the national level in the competition ‘Jugend musiziert’. At the age of 14 she made her debut as a soloist with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin in the series ‘Solo für junge Pristräger’. In the same year Lilja Steininger successfully passed the entrance examination for the Julius Stern Institute at the University of the Arts in Berlin, where she studied as a young student in the flute class of Christiane Hellmann and Prof. Roswitha Staege until 2012. She then began her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna in the flute class of Prof. Hansgeorg Schmeiser. At the age of 20, Lilja Steininger became an academist of the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. There she participated in numerous rehearsals and concerts, took part in festivals and tours, and performed as a soloist and chamber musician in concerts of the Orchestra Academy.
With her sister, the pianist Aniele Steininger, she founded the Steininger Duo in 2010. Since then they have been performing regularly in Austria, Germany and
Switzerland. In 2018 they won the special prize ‘Best Duo’ in the international ‘Anton Rubinstein Chamber Music Competition’. Lilja Steininger is a laureate of numerous international competitions, including winning 1st prize at the ‘Osaka International Music Competition’ in Japan or 3rd prize at the ‘UNISA Flute and Clarinet Competition’ in Pretoria (South Africa). She was also a scholarship holder of the ‘Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben’, the ‘Peters-Beer- Stiftung’, and the ‘Richard-Wagner-Stipendienstiftung’. From 2015 to 2019 she participated as solo flutist in projects of the Russian-German Music Academy under the direction of Valery Gergiev. Lilja Steininger played solo concerts with renowned orchestras, including the Tonkünstler- Orchester Niederosterreich, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin or the Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra Gdansk. In 2015, she made her debut with the Berliner Musikfreunde Orchestra in the great hall of the Berlin Philharmonie. Since 2019 Lilja Steininger is principal flutist of the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra.

Since winter semester 21/22 Lilja Steininger teaches the subject flute at the International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein in Düsseldorf.

Steininger, Lilja

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