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’ competitions.

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. 


Lecturer, University Regensburg, Germany

Professor, Music High School, Prague

Professor, Academy of Art, Taipei, Taiwan

Stay in Israel, public performances

Professor, Kunstmusikschule, Bonn

Lecturer, Charles University, Prague

Soloist, B. Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra, Zlin

Professor, Conservatory Prague


master CLASSES

Academy of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

Rhode Island University, USA

Bard College Conservatory of Music, New York, USA

Rhode Island College, USA

Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand

Nairobi Conservatory, Kenya

University of Tasmania, Australia


Conservatory Prague

Academy of Performing Arts, Prague

Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow, Postgraduate Study

Prof. R Kehrer

Master classes

Prof. P. Badura-Skoda, Prof. A. Brendel, Vienna

Prof. P. Kadosa, Budapest