Violinist Arabella Steinbacher has firmly established herself as one of today’s leading violinists on the international concert scene, performing with the world’s major orchestras. The New York Times described her playing “Balanced lyricism and fire – among her assets are a finely polished technique and a beautifully varied palette of timbres.”
With her diverse and deep repertoire of more than thirty concertos for violin, she appears with leading international orchestras including Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Philharmonia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and many more. In August 2013 she made her debut at Salzburger Festspiele. She has worked with conductors including Riccardo Chailly, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, Herbert Blomstedt, Vladimir Jurowski, Thomas Hengelbrock, Zubin Mehta, Marek Janowski, Lorin Maazel, Andrés Orozco-Estrada and Yannick Nezet-Seguin.
Recording exclusively for PENTATONE, her recording honors include the Choc du mois from Le Monde de la Musique, two ECHO Klassik Awards, two German Record Critics’ Awards and the Editor’s Choice Award from Gramophone magazine. Her latest CD with “Mendelssohn & Tchaikovsky violin concertos” recorded with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande under Charles Dutoit has recently been released in June 2015.
Steinbacher currently plays the “Booth” Stradivarius (1716) generously provided by the Nippon Music Foundation.