Arabella Steinbacher is celebrated as one of today’s leading violinists worldwide, known for her extraordinary varied repertoire. She appears with all major orchestras such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra and performs with conductors such as the late Lorin Maazel, Christoph von Dohnányi, Riccardo Chailly, Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph Eschenbach, Charles Dutoit, Marek Janowski, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Thomas Hengelbrock.
Her debuts at the Salzburger Festspiele 2013, at the “BBC-Proms” 2009 in London at Royal Albert Hall and at the New York Carnegie Hall in 2011 have been praised by international press.
Upcoming engagements include her return to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., the Orchestre National de France and the Spanish National Orchestra. Her next tours will lead her through Germany with Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg in late 2017, through the UK with Dresden Philharmonic under Michael Sanderling and through Asia with WDR Symphony Orchestra and Jukka-Pekka Saraste in 2018.
Her latest CD release is an album with Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski featuring Hindemith and Britten violin concertos. Among many international and national music prizes and nominations, she was awarded the ECHO Klassik twice. Arabella Steinbacher has been recording exclusively for Pentatone Classics since 2009.
As CARE ambassador Arabella Steinbacher continually supports people in need. In December 2011 she toured through Japan commemorating the tsunami catastrophe of the same year. The DVD “Arabella Steinbacher – Music of Hope” with her recordings of this tour was later released by the label Nightberry. Arabella Steinbacher plays the violin since the age of three and studied with Ana Chumachenco at the Munich Academy of Music since the age of nine. A source of musical inspiration and guidance of hers is Israeli violinist Ivry Gitlis.
Arabella Steinbacher currently plays the 1716 "Booth" Stradivari, generously loaned by the Nippon Music Foundation.