Pinchas Steinberg

Critically acclaimed for his profound and deeply musical interpretations of the most demanding repertoire, both opera and symphonic, Pinchas Steinberg is one of the leading conductors  performing today. He has distinguished himself for many years as a regular guest of the most prestigious opera houses and concert halls throughout Europe, and more recently in the United States. In December 2001 Mr.Steinberg made a triumphant concert debut with the Cleveland orchestra and since then he returns to Cleveland on a regular basis.

Born in Israel, Pinchas Steinberg studied violin under Joseph Gingold and Jascha Heifetz in the USA, and composition under Boris Blacher in Berlin. In 1974 he made his conducting debut with the RIAS Symphony Orchestra in Berlin. This was the first of a long series of prestigious orchestra  engagements, including the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra London, Orchestre National de France, Czech Philharmonic, Santa Cecilia Orchestra Roma, London Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, among many others. He also conducts regularly the Budapest Festival Orchestra  and has conducted  at other festivals including  Salzburg, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Munich, Tanglewood, Blossom, Verona, Orange, Flanders and the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmisch.

From  1988 to 1993, Mr.Steinberg held the position of Permanent Guest Conductor  at the Vienna State Opera. His  performances of opera have taken him to leading opera houses  around the world, including London's ROH Covent Garden, Paris,Munich, San Francisco, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Vienna. Between  1989 - 1996 he was Chief Conductor of the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna, between  2002 - 2005 Music Director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva. At present he is music director of the Budapest Philharmonic Society.

His highly acclaimed recordings include Wagner's "Der fliegende Hollander" Catalani's "La Wally" for BMG  and Richard Strauss' " Die schweigsame Frau". His recording of Massenet's "Cherubin" was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque, the Diapason d'Or, the German Critics Prize and the Caecilia Prize Bruxelles. Mr. Steinberg's latest recording is Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito" for RCA, recorded live with the Munich Radio Orchestra.

Recent opera engagements include new productions of Puccini's "Turandot" and Wagner's "Tristan  und Isolde" at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In October 2009 he conducted a new production of Korngold's " Die tote Stadt" at the Opera Bastille in Paris and the same opera at Teatro Real in Madrid in June 2010.  November 2010 saw him conducting a new production of Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" at the Teatro Regio in Turin. He opened the 2011/12 season at the Opera Bastille Paris with a production of  Strauss' "Salome".  In February 2010 he made his debut at La Scala  conducting three concerts with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala in Schumann's "Faust Szenen".