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.
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 and many others.
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.
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.
He opened the 2011-12 season at the Opera Bastille Paris with a production of Strauss' "Salome". In January 2012 he made a triumphant return to the Vienna State Opera, conducting Giordano's Andrea Chenier. Other recent opera engagements include Wagner's Parsifal in Helsinki, Verdi's La Battaglia di Legnano and Puccini's Madama Butterfly in Rome, Korngold's Die tote Stadt in Paris and Madrid.