Arabella Steinbacher - NOSPR
Celebrated worldwide as one of today’s leading soloists, Arabella Steinbacher is known for her extraordinarily varied repertoire which comprises pinnacles of the classical and romantic eras, alongside modernist concerto works of Bartók, Berg, Britten, Glazunov, Gubaidulina, Hartmann, Hindemith, Khachaturian, Milhaud, Prokofiev, Schnittke, Shostakovich and Szymanowski.
The 2021/2022 season began with a performance with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen at the George Enescu Festival in Romania. Other highlights of the season included return appearances with Philharmonia Orchestra London under the baton of Marin Alsop, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Dresdner Philharmonie, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra and Kyoto Symphony Orchestra. Further returns include to Festival Strings Lucerne, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester and the Chamber Orchestra of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. She also performed repertoire from her widely acclaimed latest album, released June 2020, which features Four Seasons by both Vivaldi and Piazzolla.
In the season 2021/2022 she toured with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken and Pietari, and performed at a number of festivals, including the Beethoven Festival Warsaw. Recitals also took her to Bachwoche Ansbach as well as Schwetzinger SWR Festspiele.
Arabella Steinbacher regularly collaborates with orchestras i.e.: New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. She has performed to great acclaim with the London Symphony and Orchestre National de France, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien as well as the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.
She works with conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph von Dohnányi, Christoph Eschenbach, Lawrence Foster, Jakub Hrůša, Marek Janowski, Vladimir Jurowski, Fabio Luisi, Zubin Mehta, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Kirill Petrenko, John Storgårds and Kazuki Yamada.
Arabella Steinbacher’s extensive discography impressively demonstrates her diverse repertoire. Her most recent recording features The Four Seasons of both Astor Piazzolla and Antonio Vivaldi and was recorded with her play/directing the Münchener Kammerorchester. The disc was released in summer 2020 and received rapturous reviews, the Guardian’s 5-star review ending simply with “what a player”. Just as successful was Steinbacher’s previous recording of Britten & Hindemith Violin Concertos with Vladimir Jurowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, receiving high critical acclaim, Gramophone Magazine commenting that “her partnership with Jurowski seems made in heaven”.
Born into a family of musicians, she has played the violin since the age of three and studied with Ana Chumachenco at the University of Music and Theatre, Munich since the age of eight. A source of musical inspiration and guidance of hers was Israeli violinist Ivry Gitlis.
Arabella Steinbacher currently plays the violin of Antonio Stradivari, Cremona 1718, known as the "Ex Benno Walter", generously provided by a private Swiss Foundation.