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MARK STEINBACH has performed solo recitals in Austria, Germany, Italy, and in major venues in Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. A passionate advocate of new music for the organ, he regularly programs works by contemporary composers. He performed the U.S. premiere of Nico Muhly’s “O Antiphon Preludes” at Brown University in 2011 and the world premiere of Dan Pinkham's “Odes” at the American Guild of Organists Regional Convention in Worcester, MA in 1999. He has performed at the International Organ Festival at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, the Bolzano, Storici Organi della Valsesia, and Picena International Organ Festivals in Italy and twice at National Conventions of The Organ Historical Society. He is also active as a master class presenter. Mr. Steinbach has been featured on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” performing on a 1640’s English cabinet organ in Wickford, Rhode Island. Mr. Steinbach is University Organist, Curator of Instruments, and Lecturer in Music at Brown University, where he teaches music theory in the Music Department and organ through the Applied Music Program. He also serves as Director of Music, Organist and Choirmaster of historic St. Paul's Church in Wickford, Rhode Island. Mr. Steinbach earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Kansas as a student of James Higdon. Steinbach has focused research on Anton Heiller since 1984.As a Fulbright Scholar he studied works of Heiller at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna with Peter Planyavsky. He earned the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from The Eastman School of Music where he studied organ with David Craighead and harpsichord with Arthur Haas.

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The Organ Music of Anton Heiller / Steinbach
Austrian Organist Anton Heiller was most famous for his interpretations of J.S. Bach, but he was also a significant composer. Mark Steinbach plays the ideal "period instrument" for this program, the newly-restored 1962 von Beckerath organ of St. Paul's Cathedral in Pittsburgh.