Originally from San Francisco, Janet Steinberg moved to Canada and joined the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Cellist in September, 1987. She was previously the Assistant Principal Cellist of the Oakland Symphony Orchestra and performed frequently as a member of the San Francisco Symphony. Janet studied cello with esteemed pedagogue Eleanore Schoenfeld at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where she received her bachelors and masters degrees in music performance. She has also studied and performed at the Orford Arts Centre in Quebec, the Banff Centre in Alberta, the Gregor Piatigorsky Seminars for Cellists in Los Angeles and at Santa Barbara's Music Academy of the West.
Janet has played as a member of the Bellingham Music Festival in Washington, the Lake Tahoe, Ojai and Cabrillo Music Festivals in California and at the Yellow Barn Music Festival in Putney, Vermont . For the past 25 years she has spent her summers performing orchestral and chamber music at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.