RIAM Guest Lecture Recital

Paulo Steinberg (James Madison University, Virginia, USA)
‘Dance, Choro and Song: A Reflection of the Brazilian Culture’

Featuring piano music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and Ernesto Nazareth

Wednesday 26 April 2017

1.00-2.00 pm

 Recital Room, Royal Irish Academy of Music

Enquiries: deniseneary@riam.ie


‘Dance, Choro and Song: A Reflection of the Brazilian Culture’

Experience how Villa-Lobos expresses the most profound feelings in his music, and how he lets nature sing. Featuring piano music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and Ernesto Nazareth.



From Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4                             Heitor Villa-Lobos

Prelúdio-Introdução                                                      (1887-1959)

From Choros

Alma Brasileira [Brazilian Soul]

Brazilian Tangos                                                        Ernesto Nazareth

      Escorregando [Sliding]                                                 (1863-1934)


      Apanhei-te, Cavaquinho [I’ve Caught You, Cavaquinho]

       Ciclo Brasileiro                                                         Heitor Villa-Lobos

O Plantio do Caboclo [The Native Planting Song]

Impressões Seresteiras [Impressions of a Serenade Musician]

Festa no Sertão [Jungle Festival]

Dança do Índio Branco [Dance of the White Indian]


Paulo Steinberg has performed as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist across the U.S., Canada, South America, and Europe, including venues such as the Theatro Municipal de São Paulo in Brazil, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. Recent engagements include performances at the International Festival “Experiencing Villa-Lobos” and the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival “The Rhythms and Colors of South America” and teaching at the Saarburg Chamber Music Festival in Germany. Currently he is on a recital tour stretching from the U.K. to Latvia including, Ireland, Scotland, Luxembourg, Austria, Germany, and Sweden.

A winner of several national competitions in his native Brazil, Dr. Steinberg was also the recipient of a prestigious scholarship from the Brazilian Government while pursuing his advanced degrees in piano performance. He 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. Among his distinguished teachers are Brazilian pianists Gilberto Tinetti and Caio Pagano, and IU professor and pianist Ms. Evelyne Brancart.

As an ambassador for cultural exchange through music, Steinberg initiated a partnership with Música no Museu, an organization based in Rio de Janeiro that co-sponsors an annual competition, provides performance opportunities, and offers scholarships for young musicians. He often serves as an adjudicator in competitions, and offers master classes, lectures, workshops and performances in the U.S. and abroad.

Besides his love for teaching and performing, Steinberg has served in several administrative positions, most recently as president of the Virginia Music Teachers Association. Paulo Steinberg is Associate Professor of Piano at James Madison University in Virginia. A recording in collaboration with clarinetist Dr. Janice Minor has been released recently (Summit Records). His latest CD of Brazilian music is being released this spring.