Victor Steinhardt is professor of piano at the University of Ore-gon, where he has been on the faculty since 1968. In 1972-73, he taught at the University of Washington.
Steinhardt received the B.Mus. degree in piano from Mount St. Mary's College in 1964 and the M.A. degree in composition from UCLA in 1967. He studied piano with Aube Tzerko and Rosina Lhevinne and composition with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Henri Lazarof, and Roy Harris.
Steinhardt has performed widely with a large repertoire of concertos, solos, and chamber music. He has been a featured artist at the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival in California, the Sun Valley Music Festival in Idaho, the Chamber Music North-west Series in Portland, Bargemusic chamber series in New York, the Mohawk Trail Concerts in Massachusetts, the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival.
He has collaborated with cellist Leonard Rose, violinists Jo-seph Genualdi, Stephanie Chase, Pamela Frank and Arnold Steinhardt, flutist Ransom Wilson, clarinetist David Shifrin, and mezzo-soprano Milagro Vargas among others.
Steinhardt has recorded Songs of Bartok and Kodaly with so-prano Elizabeth Suderburg on the Vox Turnabout label, Scenes from Adolescence for flute, violin, clarinet, cello, and piano with David Schiff on the Delos label, and An American Sampler with trombonist Stuart Dempster and ragtime piano solos (Olympic Records), and music of Robert Fuchs, with violinist/violist Ar-nold Steinhardt (Biddulph).
Steinhardt has received broad recognition for his own compo-sitions, including Sonata Boogie for violin and piano, Running Blue for clarinet, violin, and piano, and Ein Heldenboogie, a piano solo. In 1997, the Oregon Arts Commission awarded him a fellowship grant to aid in the production of a new CD of his compositions, entitled Sonata Boogie which is issued by Town-Hall Records.