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  1. 1. T JULIANA STEINBACH PIANIST BIOGRAPHY REFERENCES CURRICULUM-VITAE Manager: Sophie LANOOTE Galatea artistic management, consulting & production 17, rue Gabriel Péri 92300 Levallois-Perret France Phone +33 (0) 9 54 58 69 95 - Mob +33 (0) 6 60 15 98 07 -
  2. 2. BIOGRAPHY Praised by the critics for her fiery temperament, exceptional charisma and great command of her instrument in the romantic and modern repertoires, as well as for the elegance, subtlety and intelligence of her classical interpretations, Brazilian-born pianist Juliana Steinbach is considered as one of the most gifted artists of the young generation. In the past few years, Juliana Steinbach has performed extensively throughout Europe, as well as in North and South America, Israel and Asia. Following her debut in 2002 with the Israel Symphony Orchestra, she has appeared as a soloist with the Rundfunk Blasorchester Leipzig, Budapest Mav Symphony Orchestra, Freiburg Youth Orchestra, Paris Symphony and Lyric Orchestra, Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, Paris Conservatory Laureates Orchestra... collaborating with conductors such as Mendi Rodan, Jan Cober, László Kovács, Théophanis Kapsopoulos, Michael Cousteau, Sergio Monterisi and François-Xavier Roth. Her performances have takenBIOGRAPHY her from Paris (Auditorium du Louvre, Cité de la Musique, Opéra Bastille, Opéra Garnier, Théâtre Mogador, Théâtre Marigny) to several major European venues (Leipzig Gewandhaus, Hamburg Musikhalle, München Gasteig, Budapest Liszt Academy, Prag Rudolfinum, Firenze Teatro della Pergola and Teatro Comunale, Lisbon Teatro São Luis), as well as to many distinguished festivals (such as Périgord Noir in France, Salzburg in Austria, Bologna Festival and Lago Maggiore in Italy, Santander in Spain, Farsund in Norway). She has performed at the Tel-Aviv Museum in Israel, Lincoln Center in New York, Calgary’s Rozsa Center in Canada, Sala Cecilia Mereiles in Rio de Janeiro and Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. In 2005 she made her first tour in Asia, with concerts in major venues of Seoul, Manila, Bangkok, Hong-Kong, Yokohama and Tokyo, alongside with a series of master classes given at different universities. Her performances have been broadcasted on such European radio and television channels as France Musique, France Culture, Radio France Internationale, France 3, Arte, Rai. Laureate of Cziffra, Natexis, Umberto Micheli, Reinhold and Meyer foundations, Juliana Steinbach has been awarded top prizes in several international piano competitions, such as the Artlivre International Piano Competition in São Paulo (Brazil, 2001), the Tel-Hai Performance Prizes (Israel, 2000 and 2001) and the International Young Pianists Competition in Meknès (Morocco, 1996). In France, she has been awarded the FLAME Prize of the UNESCO, the Zonta International Music Scholarship and the Great and Special Prizes of the Forum Musical de Normandie. An avid chamber music player, she won in 2002 the First Prize at the ‘Premio Vittorio Gui’ International Chamber Music Competition in Firenze (Italy) and in 2005 the Beethoven Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition ‘Trio di Trieste’ (Italy), in a duo with French cellist Guillaume Martigné. She also performed these last years with violinists Marina Chiche, Amaury Coeytaux, Stéphanie- Marie Degand, Ivry Gitlis, Saténik Khourdoian, Nemanja Radulovic, Svetlin Roussev, Sayaka Shoji and Ayako Tanaka, cellists Eric-Maria Couturier, Sol Gabetta, Pavel Gomziakov and Béatrice Reibel, flutists Sarah Louvion, Jaime Martin and Virginie Reibel, clarinettists Jérôme Comte and Tibi Cziger, fagottist Klaus Thunemann, pianist Jonas Vitaud, as well as with the Accord, Bennewitz, Kuss, Psophos and Sine Nomine string quartets. Very interested in contemporary music, she gave various premieres and collaborated with composers Jean- Louis Agobet, Yves Chauris, Guillaume Connesson, Thierry Escaich, Balázs Horváth, Fabio Nieder, Matan Daniel Porat and François Sarhan. In 2010, the French festival ‘Aspects des Musiques d’Aujourd’hui’ in Caen entrusted her the performance of Philippe Manoury’s Chryptophonos and Pierre Boulez’s Structures. In 2003 and 2004 she made two chamber music debut recordings produced by Cultures France, Radio France and the BNP-Paribas Foundation, and she has been supported since then by the French Ministery of Foreign Affairs’ program for the promotion of French musicians around the world. Her discography - which includes three other recordings made for German and French labels between 2001 and 2009 - features various works by Schumann, Brahms, Franck, Ravel, Shostakovich and Messiaen. Her new solo album, ‘Tableaux’, was released in May 2010 by French label Paraty/Integral and presents piano works by Mussorgsky (Pictures at an Exhibition) and Debussy (Estampes, L’Isle Joyeuse). In August 2005, Juliana Steinbach launched the ‘Musique en Brionnais’ piano and chamber music festival in France ( An annual event, it draws an international audience to the exquisite Romanesque churches of Southern Burgundy. A full week of performances and workshops, the festival allows the young pianist to build original programs and to present new projects, in recital and with some of her finest music partners. Juliana Steinbach began her piano studies in France, having left Brazil when she was only three years old. Following her first years at Lyon Conservatory (CNR), she became a private student of Greek-American pianist Christine Paraschos. After earning a Litterature Baccalaureate, she studied at Paris Conservatory (CNSM), where she graduated with First Prize in piano (2000) and chamber music (2003). In 2002 she was admitted by unanimity into the post-graduate program (Troisième Cycle) as a student of Jacques Rouvier. At this occasion, the Alfred Reinhold Foundation awarded her a Blüthner grand piano. Following her studies in France, she worked regularly with Franco Scala at the Accademia Internazionale del Pianoforte ‘Incontri col Maestro’ in Imola (Italy), with Maria João Pires at her home in Belgais (Portugal), and Pnina Salzman in Tel-Aviv (Israel), besides attending master classes with musicians such as Dmitri Bashkirov, Christoph Eschenbach, Emanuel Krasovsky and Alicia de Larrocha. In May 2007 she graduated from The Juilliard School in New York, where she had been a piano student of Joseph Kalichstein, also receiving regular chamber music coaching from clarinettist Charles Neidich and the members of the Juilliard String Quartet. She currently resides in Paris.
  3. 3. REFERENCES MUSICIANS I would like to express my esteem and admiration to Juliana Steinbach, whose talent, musicality, ability of workREFERENCES and initiative are truly exceptional. Maria João Pires, pianist (Portugal) A remarkable musician and a great personaility. Jacques Rouvier, pianist and professor at Paris Conservatory (France) Her exuberance, vitality, enthusiasm and innate musicality, combined with an extensive repertoire, a perfect command of the instrument, a total professionalism and a keenly analytical approach all indicate that Juliana Steinbach is destined for an international concert career. Her concerts are always greeted with great enthusiasm, for she knows how to achieve a close rapport with the public. Franco Scala, director of Imola International Piano Academy (Italy) She is a uniquely talented and rewarding artist. Her playing brims with vitality, colours, crisp rhythmical definition, high-voltage temperament. Conversely, she responds - when called for - with sensitivity and lyrical intensity. In short, her playing is unfailingly interesting and involving. Emanuel Krasovsky, pianist and professor at Tel-Aviv Music Academy (Israel) I had the good fortune to hear Juliana Steinbach play at the Vittorio Gui International Chamber Music Competition in Florence (where I was a member of the jury) and I was immediately struck by her immense talent. In fact, she won the first prize in this competition, which acted as confirmation of her undeniable talent and her total professionalism. I am sure that she will continue to make a name for herself as a soloist as well as a performer of chamber music. Her musical sensitivity and intelligence are clearly apparent and deserve to be widely recognised. Maria Tipo, pianist and professor at Fiesole Academy (Italy) Juliana Steinbach is a remarkable and immensely talented pianist. She has all the attributes necessary for a brilliant career. Pnina Salzman, pianist (Israel) Juliana Steinbach is a true artist and I am certain that she will do well in her chosen career. She has a very great intuition, a warm temperament and an original musicality. Bruno Rigutto, pianist and professor at Paris Conservatory (France) An exceptional pianistic gift and a fiery temperament. Daria Hovora, pianist and professor at Paris Conservatory (France) A great hope for music. Christine Paraschos, pianist (USA)
  4. 4. CURRICULUM VITAE EDUCATION SCHOOLS, PROFESSORS & DIPLOMASCURRICULUM VITAE 2006-2007 | The Juilliard School, New York (USA) Class of Joseph Kalichstein (piano) Class of Charles Neidich and the Juilliard String Quartet (chamber music) Graduate Diploma 2002-04 | Private courses with Maria João Pires in Belgais (Portugal) 2000-02 | Private courses with Pnina Salzman in Tel-Aviv (Israel) 2000-02 | Accademia Internazionale ‘Incontri col Maestro’, Imola (Italy) Class of Franco Scala (piano) Masterclasses (Michel Béroff, Michel Dalberto, Louis Lortie, Leslie Howard) 1997-2004 | Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (France) Classes of Bruno Rigutto and Jacques Rouvier (piano) Class of Pierre-Laurent Aimard (chamber music) Piano First Prize, with distinction (2000) Diplôme de Formation Supérieure, with distinction (2000) Chamber Music First Prize, with distinction by unanimity (2003) Piano Troisième Cycle, admitted by unanimity(2002) 1997 | Litterature Baccalaureate in Lyon (France) 1995-96 | Private courses with Christine Paraschos in Paris (France) 1986-96 | Conservatoire National de Région de Lyon (France) Classes of Nicole Poncet and André Chometon (piano) Class of Roger Germser (chamber music) Gold Medals by unanimity, piano and chamber music (1995) First Prizes with distinction by unanimity, piano and chamber music (1996) 1986 | First piano lessons with Paule Delorme in Lyon (France) MASTERCLASSES 2004 & 2003 | Santander Encuentro y Academia (Spain) Alicia De Larrocha, Péter Frankl (piano), Gérard Caussé, Jose Luis García Asensio, Tom Krause, Jaime Martín, Natalia Shakovskaya, Klaus Thunemann, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (chamber music) 2004 & 2003 | Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (France) Dmitri Bashkirov, Christoph Eschenbach 2003 & 1996 | Summer Academy of Salzburg Mozarteum (Austria) Dmitri Bashkirov, Sergio Perticaroli 2002 | Suolahti Music Course (Finland) Emanuel Krasovsky 2001 & 2000 | Tel-Hai International Piano Masterclasses (Israel) Victor Derevianko, Emanuel Krasovsky, Pnina Salzman 2000 | International Summer Academy of Belgium (Belgium) Evgeny Moguilevsky 1999 | Holland Music Sessions (Netherlands) Marie-Françoise Bucquet, György Sándor 1997, 1996 & 1995 | Rencontres Musicales de Genève (Switzerland) Igor Lazko, Christine Paraschos, Sergei Senkov (piano) Mark Drobinsky (chamber music) 1996 | Thisted International Masterclasses (Denmark) Christine Paraschos, Sergei Senkov
  5. 5. AWARDS COMPETITIONS & FOUNDATIONS 2006 | The Juilliard School (USA)CURRICULUM VITAE Scholarship for the Graduate Diploma at The Juilliard School 2005 | International Chamber Music Competition « Trio di Trieste » (Italy) Finalist, Special Prize for the best interpretation of Beethoven (Duo with French cellist Guillaume Martigné) 2003 & 2002 | Meyer Foundation (France) Scholarship for the CNSMDP’s Troisième Cycle 2002 | International Chamber Music Competition « Premio Vittorio Gui » in Firenze (Italy) First Prize (Duo with French cellist Guillaume Martigné) 2002 | Alfred Reinhold Foundation (Germany) Blüthner Prize - a new Blüthner concert piano (awarded at the admission by unanimity to the CNSMDP’s Troisième Cycle) 2001 | International Artlivre Competition in São Paulo (Brazil) Finalist and Special Prize for the best Brazilian pianist 2001 | Umberto Micheli Foundation (Italy) Scholarship for Imola International Piano Academy 2001 & 2000 | Tel-Hai International Piano Masterclasses (Israel) Ada Caspi Great Prize (Best interpretation of a XXth century piano work) Rina Menashe Performance Prize 2000 | Groupe Banques Populaires Foundation (France) Winner of a triennal scholarship 1999 & 1998 | Forum Musical de Normandie (France) Gtreat Prize Special Prize 1998 | Zonta International Music Scholarship (France) First Prize 1996 | Cziffra Foundation (France) Laureate 1996 | International Young Pianists Competition in Meknès (Morocco) Excellency Prize by unanimity 1996 | FLAME Competition (France) FLAME Prize - Scholarship for the Summer Academy of Salzburg Mozarteum
  6. 6. CONCERTS Main venues ARGENTINA: Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires) | AUSTRIA: Salzburg Festspiel (Salzburg) | Mirabell SchlossCURRICULUM VITAE (Salzburg) | BRAZIL: Sala Cecilia Meireles (Rio de Janeiro) | CANADA: Rozsa Center (Calgary) | CHINA: Academy of Performing Arts (Hong-Kong) | CZECH REPUBLIC: Rudolfinum (Prag) | FRANCE: Auditorium du Louvre (Paris) | Cité de la Musique (Paris) | Maison de la Radio (Paris) | Amphithéâtre de l’Opéra Bastille (Paris) | Opéra Garnier (Paris) | Théâtre Mogador (Paris) | Théâtre Grévin (Paris) | Théâtre Marigny (Paris) | Athénée Théâtre Louis-Jouvet (Paris) | Invalides (Paris) | Musée Jacquemart André (Paris) | Salle Molière (Lyon) | Embarcadère (Lyon) | Esplanade (Saint-Etienne) | Le Phénix (Valenciennes) | Opéra (Nantes) | Festival Aspects des Musiques d’Aujourd’hui (Caen) | Festival du Périgord Noir | GERMANY: Gewandhaus (Leipzig) | Bundesverwaltungsgericht (Leipzig) | Laeiszhalle (Hamburg) | Gasteig (München) | Schloss Teutschenthal | Schloss Colditz | HUNGARY: Thalia Theatre (Budapest) | Ferenc Liszt Academy (Budapest) | Pannonhalma Abbey (Pannonhalma) | ISRAEL: Tel-Aviv Museum (Tel-Aviv) | Striker Auditorium (Tel-Aviv) | ITALY: Amici della Musica, Teatro della Pergola (Firenze) | Amici della Musica, Sala dei Notari (Peruggia) | Amici della Musica, Ateneo Veneto (Venezia) | Amici della Musica (Tavarnelle) | Bologna Festival (Bologna) | Teatro San Marco (Modena) | Teatro Lauro Rossi (Macerata) | Auditorium Libertà (Bergamo) | Lago Maggiore Musica (Angera, Belgirate) | Gioventù Musicale d’Italia (Tonadico, Lavarone) | Teatro Massimo (Pescara) | Teatro Savoia (Campobasso) | Palazzo del Governo (Trieste) | JAPAN: Casals Hall (Tokyo) | Musashino Foundation (Tokyo) | Himawari no Sato (Yokohama) | JORDAN: Royal Cultural Center (Amman) | NORWAY: Farsund Festival (Farsund) | PHILIPPINES: Francisco Santiago Hall (Manila) | Ayala Museum (Manila) | PORTUGAL: Teatro São Luis (Lisbon) | Centro Cultural de Belgais (Castelo Branco) | SOUTH KOREA: Goyang Foundation (Seoul) | SPAIN: Palacio de los Festivales, Sala Argenta (Santander) | SWITZERLAND: Aula de l’Université (Freiburg) | THAILAND: Thai Cultural Center (Bangkok) | Sukhothai Hall (Bangkok) | Mahidol University College of Music (Bangkok) | USA: Lincoln Center (New York) Orchestras & Conductors FRANCE: Orchestre des Lauréats du Conservatoire de Paris (François-Xavier Roth) | Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice (Sergio Monterisi) | Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Paris (Michaël Cousteau) | GERMANY: Leipzig Rundfunk Blasorchester (Jan Cober) | HUNGARY: Mav Budapest Symphony Orchestra (László Kovács) | ISRAEL: Israel Symphony Orchestra (Mendi Rodan) | SWITZERLAND: Orchestre des Jeunes de Fribourg (Théophanis Kapsopoulos) Chamber music partners BASSOON: Gaëlle Habert | CLARINET: Jérôme Comte, Tibi Cziger | FAGOTT: Klaus Thunemann | FLUTE: Sarah Louvion, Jaime Martin, Virginie Reibel | OBOE: Sébastien Giot | PIANO: Remi Masunaga, Jonas Vitaud | SOPRANOS: Virginia Wagner, Katharina Wingen | STRING QUARTETS: Accord, Bennewitz, Kuss, Psophos, Sine Nomine | VIOLA: Péter Bársony, Nemanja Marjanowic | VIOLIN: Marina Chiche, Amaury Coeytaux, Stéphanie-Marie Degand, Ivry Gitlis, Saténik Khourdoian, Nemanja Radulovic, Svetlin Roussev, Sayaka Shoji, Ayako Tanaka | VIOLONCELLO: Eric-Maria Couturier, Sol Gabetta, Pavel Gomziakov, Markus Hohti, Gavriel Livkind, Guillaume Martigné, Béatrice Reibel Collaborations with composers FRANCE : Jean-Louis Agobet, Yves Chauris, Guillaume Connesson, Philippe Manoury, François Sarhan | GERMANY: Fabio Nieder | HUNGARY: Balázs Horváth | ISRAEL: Matan Daniel Porat | USA: Liam Robinson
  7. 7. DISCOGRAPHY « Tableaux » | Debussy | Mussorgsky Estampes, L’Isle Joyeuse, Pictures at an Exhibition | Label Paraty / Intégral (France) | 2010 Messiaen | Quartet for the End of Time Tibi Cziger (clarinet), Ayako Tanaka (violin), Guillaume Martigné (cello) | 2008CURRICULUM VITAE « Mosaïques » | Ravel | Bloch | Kaufman | Perlman | Williams Béatrice Reibel (cello) | Label Loreley (Belgium) | 2006 Franck | Shostakovich | Popper | Fauré Guillaume Martigné (cello) | Label Déclic AFAA-Radio France (France) | 2004 Schumann | Brahms Marina Chiche (violin), Béatrice Reibel (cello) | Label Déclic AFAA-Radio France (France) | 2003 Shostakovich | Sonata for cello and piano Guillaume Martigné (cello) | Label Classoon (Germany) | 2001 TEACHING Conservatories in France | 2008 - present Piano Professor at Caen Regional Conservatory | October 2008 - present Piano Jury member at Rouen Regional Conservatory | 2008, 2010 Piano classes at Rueil-Malmaison Regional Conservatory | March 2008 Masterclasses en Asie | 2005 Academy of Performing Arts, Hong-Kong (China) | Silpakorn University, Bangkok (Thailand) Mahidol University, Bangkok (Thailand) | Yamaha School of Music, Bangkok (Thailand) Pedagogical Project with Maria João Pires in Portugal | 2003 Three-months residency at Belgais Center for the Arts (Portugal) Assistant of Maria João Pires for a pedagogical project with the children of Belgais Choir Private classes | 1997-present In Lyon, Paris and New York ARTISTIC DIRECTION Saison Blüthner 2009/2010 (Paris & Lyon, France) Foundator and Artistic Director Festival Musique en Brionnais (South Burgundy, France) Foundator in 2005 and Artistic Director LANGUAGES Fluent | French, Portuguese, German, English, Italien, Spanish Notions | Hebrew, Hungarian