Curriculum vitae

The pianist Kyra Steckeweh deals with women composers from the 18th to the early 20th centuries on various levels. Behind this stands the motivation to broaden the view on music history and to break new ground. In the meantime, a complex artistic focus has developed from this. The results are numerous concerts in Germany and abroad, the award-winning documentary “Women Composers”, and recordings with piano works by Lili Boulanger, Emilie Mayer, Mel Bonis, Fanny Hensel, Sophie Westenholz, Ethel Smyth and Dora Pejačević.

Kyra Steckeweh studied piano at the Freiburg University of Music and the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, also school music and history.

As part of a qualification position at the Freiburg University of Music in 2018/2019, she expanded her music-philological skills in the field of historical-critical music editing to be able to edit previously unpublished works and perform them as a pianist. In December 2021 her first edition of piano works by Agnes Tyrrell was published.


In spring 2012 mezzosoprano Hanna Roos and pianist Kyra Steckeweh founded the "Duo Liedkunst Kunstlied" to focus on the genre Lied.

September 2012 they gave their debut with the program "Balladen - mit und ohne Worte"  ("ballads - with and without words") regarding the genre ballad from two perspectives: as a musical setting of literary works for voice and piano and as instrumental music for piano solo.

2014 they worked on the program "Nuits d´Été | Sommernächte" ("summer nights") with music by French composers followed by a tour through Germany over the summer.

The program of 2015/16 was called "Jugendstil" and contained music by Alma Schindler-Mahler, Richard Strauss, Alban Berg and Mel Bonis. It reflected the typical topics of that time: nature and mysticism, beauty and abyss.

2017/18´s program "Anderswo" deals with the topic "desire" in many different ways. It is a mixture of contemporary music and songs by Franz Schubert

With their unusual programs Hanna Roos and Kyra Steckeweh triggered a postive response in both audience and press. Therefore they feel encouraged  to remain true to their artistic aims and to choose their programs according to thematic interest discovering an expansive field of music.