gave her first concert when she was nine.
Her outstanding talents, soon recognized by her teachers, enabled her to start
her higher musical education early at the Ostrava Conservatory. When she was
fifteen she began to study at the Prague Conservatory under Professor Anna
Dolinska and then continued at the Academy of Performing Arts (the AMU) in
Prague under tutelage of professor Ilona Stepanova-Kurzova.
In 1971-3 she studied at the
Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow under Professor Rudolf Kehrer. Winning the
First Prize in the Marianske Lazne Chopin Competition and the First Prize in
the Ludwig van Beethoven Competition at Hradec u Opavy brought her a number of
invitations to play with renowned orchestras and to participate in master
courses under Professor Pál Kadosa in Budapest and Professors Paul
Badura-Skoda and Alfred Brendel in Vienna.
Her music career took her to
concert halls round the world: she played regularly in Czechoslovakia and
performed, often repeatedly, in England, France, Germany, Greece, Singapore,
Japan, Yugoslavia, Russia, Romania, Cuba, Poland, Israel, Hungary and Finland.
Apart form giving solo recitals, she played as a soloist accompanied by
Staatskapelle in Dresden, Germany, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Brno
Philharmonic Orchestra and the Prague Symphony Orchestra (FOK). In 1973-1980
she was a soloist with the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra in Zlín.
She was a teacher at the Prague
Conservatory until 1977 and in 1980-1985 an assistant professor at Charles
University in Prague. From 1985 she was resident in Germany and her concert
career continued with the Philharmonic Orchestra in Cologne. She was recording
for German Radio, Japanese Radio and others. Later she spent a year in Israel.
Her students have been repeatedly winning first prizes in young musicians’
Božena Steinerová has recorded
several LP’s and CD’s playing pieces by Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Feld an others.
For the Czech Radio she recorded a new CD with works by Brahms and Schumann.
Her art has gained her appreciation from a number of conductors, such as Jiri
Belohlavek, Ettore Gracis, Otakar Trhlik and others.
Now she lives and teaches in
Prague. She has
recently recorded Brahms' and Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas and performs at the South Bohemian Theatre.
University Regensburg, Germany
Music High School, Prague
Academy of Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Charles University, Prague
Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, Zlin
Academy of Arts, Taipei,
Conservatory of Music, New York, USA
University, Christchurch, New Zealand
Nairobi Conservatory, Kenya
University of Tasmania, Australia
Academy of Performing Arts, Prague
Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow, Postgraduate Study
Prof. R Kehrer
Prof. P. Badura-Skoda, Prof. A. Brendel, Vienna
Prof. P. Kadosa, Budapest