Biz news: Boutique loses German violin star

Biz news: Boutique loses German violin star


norman lebrecht

February 25, 2020

Tanja Dorn management has lost Arabella Steinbacher.

She has joined KDSchmid for general management.



  • Robert Roy says:

    A marvellous violinist!

    • Dee Miner says:

      Beg to differ – the only time I heard her live she was just dull and characterless – in the Brahms concerto, of all pieces. Have avoided her ever since.

      • JB says:

        Incredible command of the instrument, clarity of intonation, yet utterly devoid of personality or interest. Her Beethoven concerto is a thing over wonder, pristine and shiny, yet boring as hell, and lacking a single moment of true beauty. Nice fiddle though…

  • Juliane says:

    Her Britten concerto and Hindemith concerto (both with Vladimir Jurowski) are treasures: breathtaking virtuosity flows seamlessly with expansive lyrical passages and fiendish passagework. Good signing for KD Schmid!

  • Max on the road says:

    She recorded Beethoven and Berg with Andris Nelsons. Now they the same agent. Coincidence?

  • Musician says:

    She is so authentic, I love that! And of course an outstanding violinist. Thanks goodness she is not a superficial show-performer! By the way, her Beethoven is one of the finest I’ve ever heard.