Mark Steinberg, violin
Mark Steinberg is first violinist and founding member of the Brentano String Quartet, in existence since 1992. With the Quartet he has performed extensively in North America, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand, as well as in Japan, China, Korea, Israel, and Colombia. The Quartet is ensemble-in-residence at Yale University, has recorded extensively, and has won numerous awards.
Mr. Steinberg has appeared often in trio and duo concerts with pianist Mitsuko Uchida, with whom he presented the complete Mozart sonata cycle in London's Wigmore Hall in 2001, with additional recitals in other cities. With Ms. Uchida he has also recorded a group of Mozart sonatas for Philips. Mr. Steinberg has been soloist with the London Philharmonia, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Kansas City Camerata, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Concerto Soloists, with conductors such as Kurt Sanderling, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Miguel Harth-Bedoya.
Mark Steinberg holds degrees from Indiana University and the Juilliard School and has studied with Louise Behrend, Josef Gingold, and Robert Mann. He is currently on the violin faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and CUNY Graduate Center. Mr. Steinberg has been on quartet competition juries at the Banff International String Quartet Competition, London International String Quartet Competition, and twice at the Mozart International Quartet Competition in Salzburg as well as the Naumburg Violin Competition. He has taught often at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Aspen Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Steans Music Institute at Ravinia, and the Taos School of Music.