VICTOR STEINHARDT (b 1943 )
Since his début as piano soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the age of fifteen, Victor Steinhardt has impressed audiences throughout the United States with his warmth, virtuosity, sensitivity and style. He has performed extensively as a soloist with orchestras, in solo recitals, and in chamber ensembles. He has been a featured artist at the Oregon Bach Festival, the Oregon Coast Music Festival, the Ernest Bloch Music Festival, the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming, the Mohawk Trails Concerts in Massachusetts, the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival in California, Chamber Music Northwest in Oregon, and Bargemusic in New York. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with many outstanding artists, including cellists Leonard Rose and Jules Eskin, violinists Arnold Steinhardt, Ida Kavafian, Josef Suk, and Pamela Frank, violist Michael Tree, clarinettist David Shifrin, flautist Ransom Wilson, and the Penderecki, Peterson, Angeles, LaFayette, and Guarneri String Quartets. He also frequently performs four-hand and duo piano music with his wife, Mary Elizabeth Parker.
He has received wide acclaim for several of his compositions. His recent compositions Sonata Boogie for violin and piano, Running Blue for clarinet, violin and piano, and Ein Heldenboogie for piano solo are large-scale works that have been enthusiastically received by audiences all over the United States.