Steuart Pincombe is a musician who uses his instruments – cello and viola da gamba – to bring people together and bring beauty to the world. He is known internationally for his innovative performances on both modern and historical instruments and exquisite interpretations of a wide- ranging repertoire.
Steuart is regularly featured as a soloist and chamber musician in in leading venues across North America and Europe including Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Concertgebouw Brugge, RADIALSYSTEM V Berlin, Bozar Brussels, Tivoli Vredenburg, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and the Kauffman Center, but he is equally at home playing in your local cafe or brewery.
His playing has garnered wide acclaim from the public and critics alike: The Philadelphia Inquirer calls him “a gorgeous player with perfect intonation, imaginative phrasing”, The Strad Magazine refers to him as a “superb soloist”, virtuoso cellist Giovanni Sollima calls Steuart “a complete artist, true virtuoso and poet, totally at ease with all languages and musical styles”, and an audience member once said “You’da asked me a week ago if I’sa gonna be here, I’da said ‘hell no’. Well I’m here – and I love this stuff [Bach]”.
Steuart and his wife Michelle founded the international artist collective Music in Familiar Spaces, and recently moved to Missouri to start an off-grid farm.
Steuart’s album The Cello in my Life received an Edison Award in 2022.
Photo credits: Wendi Poole