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Pinchas Steinberg

Pinchas Steinberg Israeli conductor

Israeli conductor
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Israeli conductor
Is Musician Conductor Concertmaster
From Israel
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 13 December 1945, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Age: 74 years
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
The details

Pinchas Steinberg (born 13 December 1945 ) is a conductor born in Israel. He is currently the Chief Conductor of the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra.

Early career

Steinberg studied violin in the USA under Jascha Heifetz and Joseph Gingold. Pinchas studied composition under Boris Blacher in Berlin.

His conducting debut was in 1974 with the Radio Symphony Orchestra in Berlin, followed by invitations to conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra London, Royal Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra.

Guest Conducting

Steinberg was the Guest Conductor of the major European and American orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo), Munich Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra & Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, among many others.

Festival Appearances

Guest appearances have included the festivals of Salzburg, Munich, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Verona, Grenada, Orange and the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmisch.


Steinberg’s Opera performances include the Vienna State Opera, Covent Garden London, San Francisco, Paris, Rome Turin, Naples, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich, Berlin and Hamburg. His La Scala debut was in 2010, leading the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala in 3 concerts of Robert Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust.

Notable Achievements

1988 to 1993, Permanent Guest Conductor at the Vienna State Opera

1989 to 1996, Chief conductor Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vienna

2002-2005 Music director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva.

2014–present, Chief conductor of the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra

Acclaimed Recordings & Repertoire

Alfredo Catalani: La Wally (1990)

Jules Massenet: Chérubin (1992) (awarded the Grand Prix du Disque, the Diapason d'Or, the German Critics Prize and the Caecilia Prize Bruxelles)

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (1993)

Strauss: Die Schweigsame Frau (2002)

Mozart: La Clemenza Di Tito (2006)

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