2020 – 2021 Footbridge Concert Series

September 27, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nick Whitehurst

The Music Man Square is proud to present widely acclaimed pianist Richard Steinbach in concert.  Sunday, September 27th at 4PM, a virtual concert will be presented.

Richard Steinbach, world renowned pianist is an extraordinarily versatile artist. Steinbach has performed extensively as both solo and collaborative artist throughout the United States, including Carnegie Hall, as over as over twenty countries. He is a past Grand Prize winner in the France Piano International Competition.

This concert is part of the Footbridge Series presented by The Music Man Square. We thank Visit Mason City, First Citizens Bank, Dewey Kruger Music, Alpha Media and KCMR for their sponsorship of this concert.   To enjoy the concert, go to KGLOAM.com or KRIBAM.com, click on the link and enjoy a live video of the event. The concert will also be broadcast live on KCMR 97.9 FM radio. 

For more information, please contact Nick Whitehurst at 641-424-2852 or visit Music Man Square’s website at themusicmansquare.org  



Pianist Richard Steinbach performed his solo debut recital at Carnegie Hall in New York in June 2015. Steinbach’s Carnegie Hall debut featured the premiere of his seventh CD titled FUSION: New Music for a New Age and was the culminating event for the international “Fusion Project” that Steinbach launched in 2013. Dr. Steinbach made his second appearance at Carnegie Hall in June 2019 with violinist, Eric Grossman of The Julliard School. Steinbach has performed extensively as both soloist and collaborative artist in concerts throughout the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Great Britain, South America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru), Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, India, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan and The People’s Republic of China. As the grand prizewinner in the France Piano International Competition, he performed his solo debut recital at the Salle Cortot in Paris in January 1996.

Throughout his career, Steinbach has established himself as an extraordinarily versatile artist whose insightful interpretations of contemporary music have been widely acclaimed. The Gazetta del Mezzogiorno (Bari, Italy) stated that Steinbach’s performance exhibited “sonorous expressivity, consummate clarity and insightful sensitivity…” Richard Steinbach’s past performances have included collaborations with such prestigious international artists as violinist Charles Castleman, cellist Nathaniel Rosen, flautists Michel Bellavance, Philippa Davies and Martha Councell-Vargas, conductor Xian Zhang and pianist Emanuele Arciuli.

Currently a Professor of Music at Briar Cliff University, Steinbach holds degrees in piano performance from the University of Colorado, the Eastman School of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Iowa. Post-doctoral work includes study and master classes with Dominique Merlet, Noel Lee, Roy Howat, Pascal Devoyon, Dorothy Taubman Edna Golandsky and John Bloomfield. www.RichardSteinbachPiano.com

“…a mesmerizing performance by an artist who both totally understands the composer’s magical world, and also possesses the virtuosity to present it to us. Any composer—myself included—would be privileged by an interpretation as intelligent and powerful as Mr. Steinbach’s.” —American Composer, John Corigliano




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