Paulo Steinberg has performed as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist in Brazil, Canada, Iceland, and in the U.S., including two solo recitals at the Kennedy Center. Recent engagements include performances at the International Festival “Experiencing Villa-Lobos” and the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival “The Rhythms and Colors of South America”. He is Associate Professor of Piano at James Madison University.
Dr. Steinberg holds a bachelor’s degree in piano from Universidade de São Paulo, a Master’s degree from Arizona State University, and a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University. A winner of several national competitions in Brazil, he was also the recipient of a substantial scholarship from the Brazilian Government while pursuing his Master’s degree. He has studied with Brazilian pianists Gilberto Tinetti, Caio Pagano and Paulo Gori, and Belgian pianist Ms. Evelyne Brancart.
Dr. Steinberg initiated a partnership with Música no Museu, an organization in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that co-sponsors a competition yearly, providing performance opportunities and scholarships for young musicians. He often serves as an adjudicator in competitions, and offers master classes, lectures, workshops and performances in the USA and abroad. Besides his love for performing and teaching, Dr. Steinberg holds two administrative positions- he is president of the Virginia Music Teachers Association, and coordinator of the piano area at JMU. A recording in collaboration with clarinetist and former JMU professor Dr. Janice Minor has been released recently. Two other CD projects are underway- a solo recording on Brazilian music, and a CD for flute and piano in collaboration with JMU flute professor Beth Chandler.