Arabella Steinbacher - Violin
Celebrated worldwide as one of today’s leading violinists, Arabella Steinbacher has been praised as the “queen of the evening” for her “brilliant playing”, “extraordinary sound” and “softly blossoming tone”.
Highlights of the 18-19 season include appearances in Australia and New Zealand with the Sydney, Queensland, and Auckland Symphony Orchestras, a performance with the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir Roger Norrington, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, a tour of Germany with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and a tour of Japan with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Fabio Luisi.
Steinbacher frequently appears with world-class orchestras around the globe including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. She has made acclaimed performances with the NDR Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, Sao Paulo Symphony, Orchestra National de France, Vienna Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. She has collaborated with conductors including Lorin Maazel, Christoph von Dohnányi, Riccardo Chailly, Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph Eschenbach, Charles Dutoit, Marek Janowski, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Thomas Hengelbrock.
Her latest recording with Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski features the Hindemith and Britten violin concertos. Arabella Steinbacher has been recording exclusively for Pentatone Classics since 2009.
Among many international and national music prizes and nominations, she has been twice awarded the ECHO Klassik.
As CARE ambassador, Steinbacher is driven to use music as a means to uplift and support those in need. She launched a December 2011 Japan tour in response to the tsunami disaster earlier that year. The DVD release “Arabella Steinbacher – Music of Hope” featured her outreach, and youth recitals from this tour and was released shortly after.
Born into a family of musicians, Steinbacher has played the violin since the age of three and studied with Ana Chumachenco at the Munich Academy of Music since the age of nine. A source of musical inspiration and guidance of hers is Israeli violinist Ivry Gitlis.
Steinbacher currently plays the 1716 “Booth” Stradivari, generously loaned by the Nippon Music Foundation.