Diane Phoenix-Neal, viola, and Paulo Steinberg, piano

Fri, Feb 18 @ 7 pm

RECITAL HALL

Diane Phoenix-Neal, viola, and Paulo Steinberg, piano

Fri, Feb 18 @ 7 pm

RECITAL HALL


Diane Phoenix-Neal performs nationally and internationally as a collaborative chamber musician and as a soloist. She also enjoys her roles as a clinician and educator nationwide. Originally from North Carolina, she is a longstanding performing faculty member of the Eastern Music Festival and holds the position of principal violist of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. In France, she served as both the principal solo violist of l’Orchestre de Picardie and as violist of Quatuor Joachim for nearly a decade. Her recent recitals and projects featuring contemporary music for viola have been presented at the Northwestern University New Music Conference, The 36th Annual JMU Contemporary Music Festival, and at the Academy of Music in Kraków, Poland. Phoenix-Neal received her training from The Juilliard School as a student of William Lincer, Paul Doktor and of the Juilliard Quartet, and earned her doctorate from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Full bio

Paulo Steinberg has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist across the U.S., Canada, South America and Europe. During his sabbatical leave in 2017, he undertook a European recital tour stretching from the U.K. to Latvia that included Ireland, Scotland, Luxembourg, Austria, Germany and Sweden. He holds piano performance degrees from Conservatório Carlos Gomes, Universidade de São Paulo, Arizona State University (M.M) and Indiana University (D.M.). Steinberg often serves as an adjudicator in competitions, and offers master classes, lectures, workshops and performances in the U.S. and abroad. His summers regularly include teaching at the Saarburg Chamber Music Festival in Germany and traveling around Europe, Brazil and Canada. His research interests focus on piano technique and Brazilian music. Four CD albums have been released recently: The Recital Clarinetist in collaboration with clarinetist Dr. Janice Minor; Duos in collaboration with clarinetist Dr. Sarunas Jankauskas; Time, Place, Spirit in collaboration with flutist Dr. Beth Chandler; and his solo CD album Alma Brasileira. Full bio


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