After studies with Reinhard Goebel in Amsterdam Anton Steck embarked on a career as concertmaster of three of the most prestigious ensembles: the legendary Musica Antiqua Köln, later Les Musiciens du Louvre and finally Concerto Köln. As a soloist and as leader of the Schuppanzigh-Quartet Köln, he performs worldwide.
In 2019 Anton Steck will be Artist in Residence of the Music Academy Kloster Michaelstein in Germany. Highlights among his recent recordings, include the Di Sfida violin concertos of Vivaldi Concerti with Modo Antiquo and Federico Sardelli, the romantic concertos of Bernhard Molique, which Steck had re-discovered, with L‘Arpa Festante and Christoph Spering, and the Beethoven violin concerto in its first manuscript version with L‘Arpa Festante and Matthew Halls. A regular tutor for the European Union Baroque Orchestra, Steck was appointed in 2000 as a professor at the University of Music Trossingen, where he teaches baroque violin and ensemble direction.
Anton Steck plays violins by Jacobus Stainer, Absam 1652 and an Alessandro Gagliano, Naples 1701.