German violinist Arabella Steinbacher has firmly established herself as one of today's leading violinists on the international concert scene, performing with the world's major orchestras. Ms. Steinbacher's career was launched in 2004 with an extraordinary and unexpected debut in Paris, when she stepped in on short notice for an ailing colleague and performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Sir Neville Marriner. Her diverse and deep repertoire includes more than thirty concertos for violin. Among Ms. Steinbacher's numerous recording honors are 2 ECHO-Klassik Awards (considered to be the German equivalent of the Grammy) "Les Chocs du Mois" from Le Monde de la Musique, and two German Record Critics Awards as well as the prestigious Editors Choice Award from Gramophone magazine. Highlights of her current season include performances with the San Francisco, Boston, Sydney, São Paulo and Seattle Symphonies, Philharmonia Orchestra and Münchner Philharmoniker. Furthermore Ms. Steinbacher will perform with Orchestra National de France, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna Symphony and will make her debut with the New York Philharmonic under Joshua Weilerstein. Ms. Steinbacher currently plays the "Booth" Stradivari (1716) generously provided by the Nippon Music Foundation.