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 in the United States.
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, NHK Tokyo, Cleveland Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, among many others. Mr. Steinberg conducted at festivals of Salzburg, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Munich, Tanglewood, Blossom, Verona, Granada, Orange, Flanders and the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmisch.
Mr. Steinberg held the position of Permanent Guest Conductor at the Vienna State Opera, Chief Conductor of the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna, Music Director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva and Chief Conductor of the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra. His performances of opera have taken him to leading opera houses around the world, including London’s ROH Covent Garden, La Scala in Milan, Opera Bastille Paris, and Munich, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Vienna, San Francisco, among others.
His highly acclaimed recordings include Wagner’s “Der fliegende Holländer”, Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito” for RCA, recorded live with the Munich Radio Orchestra, Catalani’s “La Wally” for Sony, Richard Strauss’ “Die schweigsame Frau” and Krenek’s “Orpheus und Eurydike” recorded live at the Salzburg Festival. 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.
Recent and future engagements include concerts and opera productions in Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, Madrid, Budapest, Berlin, Barcelona, Munich, Torino, Helsinki.