Alexander Steinberger graduated from Vienna’s Music University with highest honours in 1984. Among the competitions, of which he was a winner, are the Stephanie Hohl Competition, the International Vaclav Huml Competition (he was the youngest participant) and the Karl Boehm Competition of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Since 1985, he’s a member of the most prestigious Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, where he’s played under the baton of such legendary conductors as, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein and Carlos Kleiber.
Along-side his orchestral playing, concerts and chamber music have continued to be an important part of his musical life, whether in string-quartet, trio (with piano and voice) or in Ensembles. He founded the Steinberger Quartet, with which he toured internationally and eventually became co-founder of the Imperial Ensemble Wien, which is made up of a string quartett of Vienna Philharmoniker and soprano, Althea-Maria Papoulia. This unique ensemble performs vocal music of all musical time periods and genres, which is arranged especially for them.
Mr. Steinberger obtained the professional title of Professor of the Republic of Austria (proposed by the Austrian President, Dr. Heinz Fischer, 2012).
Since 2005, Mr. Steinberger holds the position of Vice-Chairman of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.