German pianist Maria Staeblein joined the School of Music in 2009 as a faculty member in collaborative piano. An active chamber musician and soloist, she has played numerous performances throughout Europe, the United States and Canada. She has collaborated with artists such as cellists Alexander Ivashkin, Karen Buranskas and Nina Gordon; violinist Charles Wetherbee, bassoonist Benjamin Kamins, oboist Albrecht Meyer and soprano Georgine Resick.
In the course of her career, Ms. Staeblein has appeared at the renowned Schleswig-Holstein-Musikfestival, the Académie Maurice Ravel and the Tage für Neue Musik Hannover; and performed in venues such as the Beethovenhalle Bonn, Place-des-Arts Montréal, Athenaeum Athen and the Reitstadel Neumarkt, Germany. She has made CD recordings of the concerto for two pianos In Memoriam by Jeffrey Jacob for Vienna Modern Masters, and the Introduction and Capriccio by John Barnes Chance for Albany Records. She also recorded for a variety of radio stations both in the United States and Europe including Radio Bremen, Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Bayerischer Rundfunk, for which she made a recording of songs by Charles Koechlin with soprano Georgine Resick. Recent highlights include collaborative performances at the Cincinnati College Conservatory, Indiana University, Bowling Green State University, Ohio University, Kenyon College and Oberlin Conservatory. An avid advocate for contemporary music, Ms. Staeblein is currently the pianist for the new music group, Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble (CODE).
Maria Staeblein won first prize at the International Competition of the 33rd European Music Festival, and received prizes and awards at other national and international chamber and solo competitions, including the International Piano Competition Città di Senigallia, Italy. She studied with Erich Appel at the Meistersinger-Konservatorium Nürnberg, and with Bernhard Ebert and Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover. In addition, she has studied with György Sebök, Leon Fleisher, Lev Naumov and Hans Leygraf.
Prior to coming to Ohio State she held faculty appointments at Illinois State University and the University of Notre Dame, where she taught piano, chamber music and accompanying courses. Many of her students received assistantship offers from graduate programs at schools such as the University of Miami, the University of Minnesota, the University of Wisconsin, Michigan State University and the University of Southern California.