Janet Steinberg, Associate Principal Cello

Originally from San Francisco, Janet Steinberg studied cello with esteemed pedagogue Eleanore Schoenfeld at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance. After graduation, she became the Assistant Principal Cellist of the Oakland Symphony Orchestra and performed frequently as a member of the San Francisco Symphony.

In 1987, Janet moved to Canada and joined the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Cellist. She has, in recent years, served as Acting Principal Cellist and has performed as a soloist with the VSO on several occasions.

Janet has taught cello at the University of British Coumbia and is currently a professor of cello at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.

For the past 28 years she has spent her summers performing orchestral and chamber music at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.