(born 14 November
) is a German violinist
She was born in Munich
on November 14, 1981, to a German father and a Japanese mother. When she was three, her mother read that a German violin teacher recently returned from Japan
after studying the Suzuki method
. Steinbacher was started on violin lessons at that time. When she was nine years old she enrolled at the Munich College of Music and mentored by Ana Chumachenko
Steinbacher came into contact with Ivry Gitlis and took part in master classes by Dorothy DeLay and Kurt Sassmannshaus in Aspen, Colorado. She won several important prizes ('Joseph Joachim Violin Competition' in Hannover and a grant by the Free State of Bavaria 2001) and became a student of Anne-Sophie Mutter's circle of friends.
Prizes and Honours
- 2000 Joseph-Joachim-Violinwettbewerbes Hannover
- 2001 Förderpreis des Freistaates Bayern
- 2001 Scholarship "Anne-Sophie Mutter's circle of friends"
- 2004 Khachaturian - Konzert für Violine und Orchester und für Violoncello und Orchester; Daniel Müller-Schott, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo
- 2005 Darius Milhaud - Violinkonzert Nr.1, Violinkonzert Nr.2, Concertino; Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Pincas Steinberg
- 2006 Violino Latino; Arabella Steinbacher, Peter von Wienhardt
- 2006 Dimitri Schostakowitsch - Violinkonzerte Nr.1 & 2; Arabella Steinbacher, Symphonieorchester des Bayrischen Rundfunks
- 2008 Sonaten für Violine und Klavier/"Tzigane" Poulenc, Faure, Ravel; Arabella Steinbacher, Robert Kulek