Juliana Steinbach

Brazilian pianist (Brazil, 1979 - )

Juliana Steinbach is a Brazilian pianist who has made a name for herself in national and international competitions. Her varied repertoire has allowed her to perform throughout the world both as a chamber musician and in recitals.

Born in Brazil, Juliana Steinbach began her musical training at the Conservatoire de Lyon in France with American pianist Christine Paraschos and then continued her studies at the Paris Conservatory with Bruno Rigutto and Pierre-Laurent Aimard. There, she graduated with a First Prize in piano and chamber music, and was also awarded a prize from the Alfred Reinhold  Foundation after completing her training with Jacques Rouvier. She perfected her skills with Franco Scala, Maria João Pires, Pnina Salzman and Joseph Kalichstein, while attending many master classes with Dmitri Bashkirov, Emanuel Krasovsky, Alicia de Larrocha and Christoph Eschenbach.

She has regularly performed alongside many brilliant musicians, also playing as a soloist with French and international orchestras conducted by figures such as Sergio Monterisi, Michael Cousteau, François-Xavier Roth, Théophanis Kapsopoulos, Jan Cober, László Kovács and Mendi Rodan. Passionate about the contemporary repertoire, she has participated in many new productions and collaborated with many composers, among which Jean-Louis Agobet, Marcel Cominotto, Balázs Horváth, Fabio Nieder, Matan Porat, François Sarhan, Philippe Manoury and Pierre Boulez.

6 landmark dates in the life of Juliana Steinbach:

• 1996: First Prize at the International Young Pianists Competition in Meknès

• 2001: Awarded a prize at the Artlivre International Piano Competition in São Paulo

• 2002: First Prize at the Premio Vittorio Gui International Chamber Music Competition in Firenze (Italy) 

• 2005: Beethoven Prize at the Trio di Trieste International Chamber Music Competition (Italy)

• 2005: Founder and artistic director of "Musique en Brionnais"

• 2011: Founded the Talweg Piano Trio together with violinist Sébastien Surel and cellist Sébastien Walnier

Biography from Radio France’s document database