Budapest Festival Orchestra

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. Born in Israel, he 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, Santa Cecilia Orchestra Roma, London Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, NHK Tokyo and Cleveland Orchestra. 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. 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.

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