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Among the world's foremost interpreters of the most demanding and difficult works in the operatic and symphonic repertoire, Pinchas Steinberg left his native Israel to study in the United States and Germany. It was in Berlin where, in 1974, he made his first appearance as a conductor before a large audience. Since then, he has conducted every major orchestra in Europe, and has also been a regular guest on the podium at Royal Opera House, the Bastille Opera House and the Bayerische Staatsoper, among other prominent European opera houses. He made his debut at Milan's La Scala in 2010 with a series of three concerts, and has also been a frequent guest on American stages, starting with the Cleveland Orchestra. For seven years he served as chief conductor of the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, a city where his 2012 rendition of Giordano's Andrea Chenier enjoyed enormous success. Later, after bringing Wagner's Parsifal to Helsinki and Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly to Rome, he received further invitations to the latter city, as well as to Cincinnati, Sydney, Moscow and Amsterdam. At the Hungarian State Opera, he conducts symphonic performances by the Budapest Philharmonic along with its opera productions.
Pinchas Steinberg