Dr. Steinbach holds degrees in piano performance from the University of Colorado, the Eastman School of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa. Post-doctoral work includes study and master classes with Dominique Merlet, Noel Lee, Roy Howat, Pascal Devoyon, Dorothy Taubman and John Bloomfield.
Dr. Richard Steinbach teaches applied piano, class piano, and courses in music theory, piano pedagogy, and American music. He has performed extensively as both soloist and collaborative artist in concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, France, Italy, Great Britain, New Zealand, Japan, and China.
As the grand prizewinner in the 1995 France Piano International Competition in Paris, Dr. Steinbach performed his solo debut recital at the Salle Cortot in Paris in January of 1996. The Gazetta del Mezzogiorno (Bari, Italy) described Steinbach’s performance as “Sonorous expressivity, exemplary clarity and insightful sensitivity…” Throughout his career, he has collaborated with such prestigious international artists as violinist Charles Castleman, cellist Nathaniel Rosen, flautists Michel Bellavance and Philippa Davies and pianist Emanuele Arciuli. Steinbach has appeared as soloist with the Southern Mississippi Symphony, the Sioux City Symphony and the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Peru. Since 1997, Dr. Steinbach has joined forces with pianist/composer Howard Helvey to present Duo Piano concerts throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Dr. Steinbach has released two solo recordings on the Towerhill label, a Piano Duo recording with Howard Helvey and a CD of new American works for voice and piano with soprano Diana Guhin Wooley. Dr. Steinbach is represented by Truckenbrod Concert Artists.