CHRISTIAN STEINER

Berlin-born, CHRISTIAN STEINER, is one of the world’s foremost photographer of classical performing artists. Publicity shots and album covers for the great names of opera and the concert stage include Maria Callas, Jessye Norman, Luciano Pavarotti, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Masur, James Levine, Vladimir Horowitz, Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Andre Watts, Claudio Arrau, Midori, Mischa Dichter and dozens of other star performers.

Steiner, after graduating from the Berlin Hochschule fur Musik, won several national competitions in Germany and it was one of these awards which first brought him to New York to further his piano studies. He comes from a long line of musicians. His father was a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and his brothers were members of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Steiner made piano recording with RCA-Reader’s Digest, and was a guest soloist with orchestras in Berlin and New York; more recent engagements at the keyboard include performances with the Berkeley Symphony under Kent Nagano, and with the National Symphony or Mexico. He also performed chamber music with members of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet and recitals with his late brother Peter in Europe and the USA. Among the singers he has collaborated in recital are Jessye Norman and Carol Vaness.

In addition, Steiner is the artistic director of The Tannery Pond Concerts, a summer chamber music festival in the Berkshires.