Cellist Martin Steinberg has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Space and the publisher’s suite at The New York Times. He has been NJIO’s principal cellist and chamber music coach since 2005 and is the former principal cellist of the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey and the Metropolitan Orchestra of West Orange, NJ. He has participated in chamber music workshops in France, California, Vermont, Lincoln Center and New Jersey and has been coached by Ida Kavafian, Daniel Phillips, Robert Dodson, Joel Berman and Yehuda Hanani.
Mr. Steinberg studied with David Guggenheim of Philadelphia and has been a student of the pedagogue Irene Sharp since 2000. He also teaches in South Orange, NJ. He is founder of Romanza Music, which performs chamber music at private parties in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas. His cello, La Sophia, made in 2003 by Andrew Carruthers of Santa Rosa, California, was modeled after a 17th century design by the Ruggieri family of Cremona.