Maria Stange first studied piano and violin and discovered her passion for the harp as a teenager. She studied with Therese Reichling, former principal harpist in Bayreuth and Frédérique Cambreling, Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris.
After her soloist exam with distinction at the Karlsruhe Musikhochschule, she started her career as harpist with radio orchestras such as SWR Baden-Baden, HR Frankfurt, BR Munich and Symphony Orchestras as Bamberger Sinfoniker and Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz. Maria Stange is founding member of several ensembles for contemporary music and plays with the Ensemble Modern Frankfurt and the Concert Musikfabrik in Cologne. She went on tours to Festspielwochen Berlin, Salzburger Festspielen, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and several more.
As a Soloist, Maria Stange is frequently invited by Rheingau Musik Festival, Weilburger Schlosskonzerte and the Musica Viva in Munich. She performs chamber music with renowned musicians in Duos, Trios… She released CDs with flute and harp, trombone and harp.
Maria Stange is Professor for harp at Stuttgart Musikhochschule and also in Karlsruhe Conservatory. She lives in Bavaria, Germany, and has four children.