First Presbyterian welcomes Steinbach

Carnegie Hall featured pianist to headline church concert

A pianist who performed in Carnegie Hall in New York City will be featured during a Friday evening concert at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Dodge.

Richard Steinbach performed his solo debut recital at Carnegie Hall on June 12, 2015.

He will be joined at the Fort Dodge concert by Gabriel Alves Jazz Trio, the First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, and the Youth A Capella Group.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Friday in the church, 1111 Fifth Ave. N. Homemade baked goods will be for sale beginning at 6 p.m.

Admission is $20 for adults and and $5 for students and children.

Child care with activities will be provided for those age 10 and younger for $5.

All proceeds form the concert will benefit the July California Youth Mission trip that several members of First Presbyterian Church will be participating in.

Steinbach is a professor of music at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City. He is also the M.A. Martin Everits Foundation Artist in Residence at the university.

He holds dgrees in piano performance from the University of Colorado in xxx and the Eastman School of Music in xxx. He has a doctorate degree in musical arts from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Steinbach has performed across the United States and in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Japan Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, South Korea.

As the grand prize winner of the France Piano International Competition, he performed a solo recital at the Salle Cortot in Paris in January 1996.