Juliana Steinbach

Laureate of Cziffra, Natexis, Umberto Micheli, Reinhold and Meyer foundations, Juliana Steinbach has been aPraised 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. È stata premiata 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 (www.musique-en-brionnais.com).