Pianist Richard Steinbach has performed extensively as both soloist and collaborative artist in concerts throughout the United States, Canada, South America (Peru, Ecuador, Argentina), France, Italy, Great Britain, New Zealand, Jamaica, South Korea, Japan and The People’s Republic of China. As the grand prizewinner in the France Piano International Competition in Paris, he performed his solo debut recital at the Salle Cortot (add italics) in Paris in January 1996. Steinbach’s past performances have included collaborations with such prestigious international artists as violinist Charles Castleman, cellist Nathaniel Rosen, flautists Michel Bellavance and Martha Councell-Vargas, conductor Xian Zhang and pianist Emanuele Arciuli. Since 1997 Steinbach has joined forces with pianist/composer, Howard Helvey, to present Duo Piano concerts throughout the U.S. and abroad through Truckenbrod Concert Artists (www.concertartists.com).
Currently a Professor of Music at Briar Cliff University, Dr. Steinbach holds degrees in piano performance from the University of Colorado, the Eastman School of Music, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa. In addition to Christmas Spirit, his previous releases on the Towerhill label include Richard Steinbach Live and Rhapsody in Blue and Other American Favorites. Additionally, he has produced a Piano Duo recording with Howard Helvey and a CD of new American works for voice and piano with soprano Diana Guhin Wooley [Though Love Be A Day, Innova Records].