|The Katz/Shteinberg Duo|
Praised as "World-class musicians"
by the leading German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau. The Duo was
founded in 1999 in New York by two Israeli musicians, the violist
the pianist Dmitri
Shteinberg. Coached by Michael Tree of the Guarneri Quartet,
Isidore Cohen and Ken Cooper.
In March 2001 the Duo was invited
by the Canada-Israel Cultural Foundation to perform in the National
Library of Ottawa. After this performance was critically acclaimed
in the “Ottawa Citizen”, the musicians became the first recipients
of the newly established Pinchas Zukerman Music Education Fund. They
returned to Ottawa to study with Maestro Zukerman in the National
Arts Centre Young Artists Program in July 2001.
In September 2001 the Duo
opened the concert season at the Israeli Embassy in Washington D.
C. The following year they went on a recital tour of Israel
and Germany that included a performance in the Jerusalem Music Centre
which was broadcast live on the "Voice of Music", Israel's classical
music station. Recently, they have appeared on WQXR
The following year they went on a recital tour of Israel and Germany that included a performance in the Jerusalem Music Centre which was broadcast live on the "Voice of Music", Israel's classical music station. Recently, they have appeared on WQXRYoung Artists Showcase.
The duo made their official New York debut in February 2004 at Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall. The recital was presented and fully sponsored by MidAmerica Productions.
The duo's first CD is available for purchase from this website. It includes a world premier recording of Mozart Violin Sonata K.378 transcribed to viola by Shmuel Katz. Bach Sonata for Viola da Gamba No. 3 and Hindemith's 1939 Sonata.
Shmuel Katz and Dmitri Shteinberg
Dmitri Shteinberg’s career has taken him
across North America, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal,
Russia, Bulgaria and Israel. His solo performances include the Jerusalem
Symphony, The Italian Philarmonica Marchetiana, Israel Chamber Orchestra,
Israel Camerata Orchestra and Porto National Symphony, among others.
Mr. Shteinberg was the featured artist in the Sarasota Music Festival,
Israeli “Music in Galilee” Radio Chamber Music Festival, “Rolandseck”
Festival in Germany and Russian “Palaces of St. Petersburg.”