October 31, 2012

NJC alumni is internationally known pianist

Richard Steinbach is a Sterling native and a graduate of Northeastern Junior College.  International pianist Richard Steinbach, a Sterling native, will return to his home town to debut his latest solo recording, "Christmas Spirit," in an afternoon concert at the Dorothy Corsberg Theatre on the Northeastern Junior College (NJC) campus, Sunday, November 18, at 2:00 p.m. A CD signing reception will follow the concert sponsored by the Bank of Colorado.  

Dr. Steinbach’s third solo CD, “Christmas Spirit” will feature classic arrangements of seasonal favorites by some of America's leading composers. Steinbach is the son of Joe and Rosemary Steinbach.  He graduated from St. Anthony's School, Sterling High, and Northeastern Jr. College where he studied piano with D. Eugene Evans. He is currently a professor of music at Briar Cliff University and is the grand prize winner in the France Piano International Competition (Paris, 1995). He has performed extensively as both soloist and collaborative artist in concerts throughout the United States, Canada, Peru, Ecuador, France, Italy, Great Britain, New Zealand, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea and The People’s Republic of China.

The Gazetta del Mezzogiorno (Bari, Italy) hailed Steinbach’s performance stating, “The gifted American pianist performed with sonorous expressivity, consummate clarity and insightful sensitivity.”

“There are so many wonderful piano arrangements by contemporary American composers such as Mark Hayes, Joseph Martin and Howard Helvey,” said Steinbach. “This latest CD is a compilation of their finest works.”

At Dr. Steinbach’s request, a portion of proceeds from this debut performance will be donated to the growing Music Program at Northeastern Junior College.

Richard Steinbach is a Sterling native and a graduate of Northeastern Junior College. 

Among his previous solo albums are “Richard Steinbach Live" and "Rhapsody in Blues and Other American Favorites", both released on the Towerhill Record label.

Tickets for this one-of-a-kind concert are available by contacting Celeste Delgado-Pelton, Director of Music and Recording at NJC at 970-521-6754 or celeste.delgado@njc.edu or at KC’s Music and Electronics at 322 Main Street in Sterling. Adults will pay $10 and students may attend the performance for $2.

For more information on the artist: www.RichardSteinbachPiano.com