Natalie Ross, pianist, made her debut at age 12 with the Miami Symphonic Society Orchestra. She has performed both solo and four-hands piano at a variety of venues throughout the United States and Europe.
As a young artist Natalie performed on radio and appeared a number of times on television, including ABC’s “Showcase”. She completed her Bachelors in Music at Boston University where she received an award for “Outstanding Performance in Piano.” Upon graduation Natalie was a featured artist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. She also served as an assistant to Claude Frank at the Tanglewood Music Center, Mass., where she also coached with Earl Wild and John Browning. She studied in Austria at the Vienna Academy of Music and the Salzburg Mozarteum, and performed during the Salzburg Festival.Natalie taught piano and music theory at the University of Maryland while earning her Master’s Degree under Thomas Schumacher. While pursuing her degree she was a prize winner at the International Piano Competition in Texas. Natalie won the University of Maryland Concerto Competition in 1971. Natalie is a member of the Faculty of the American College of Musicians and maintains a studio in Silver Lake.
Lois Steinberg, soprano, has delighted thousands on concert stages both nationally and internationally. She began singing at the tender age of seven and later won honorary scholarships to the Juilliard school of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. After winning two more scholarships which sent her to Europe, she then spent two and a half years singing in Switzerland at the Zurich Opera House and the St. Gallen Opera House and performed at the Amalfi Festival in Italy. She won acclaim as the “Queen of the Night” in the Magic Flute, “Blonde” in The Abduction from the Seraglio and “Fiametta” in Boccacio.Returning to the States, she won the Metropolitan Opera Award and performed with the Metropolitan Opera Studio and the Metropolitan Opera. Other credits include Summer Stock at the Civic Light Opera in Pittsburgh, the Brunswich Summer Playhouse in Maine and the Chatauqua Opera Theatre where she sang in such musicals as West Side Story, Music Man, Oklahoma and Song of Norway. Recently, Lois has been creating and producing shows for children and seniors.
Listen to Natalie Ross perform four-hand piano music with Ann Joseph