Quickly establishing himself as one of the leading early/new music performers in The Netherlands, Steuart performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer across North America and Europe.
Steuart Pincombe, holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied modern cello with Darrett Adkins and baroque cello and viola da gamba with Catharina Meints. Mr. Pincombe has appeared in solo and chamber music performances at leading American and European venues and festivals, including Boston Early Music Festival, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, MAfestival - Bruges, Utrecht Oudemuziek, Bach Festival Dordrecht, Mozart Festival Augsburg, and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
His appearances as soloist with orchestra include repeated performances with such orchestras as the Springfield Missouri Symphony, The Oberlin Contemporary Ensemble, Apollo's Fire: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, and most recently the Wallfisch Band (UK). He has independently released two CDs of the complete Bach suites for solo cello and has recorded for the Centaur label and Channel Classics. In addition to his many solo projects, he is currently a baroque cellist in the Holland Baroque Society (NL), Ensemble Philidor (FR), Ensemble Ausonia (BE), Apollo's Fire (US), The Wallfisch Band (UK), and modern cellist of Oerknal! - a contemporary music ensemble based in The Netherlands.
As a teacher, Mr. Pincombe has given technique classes and master classes at such American institutions as Biola University, Gordon College, University of California Domingez Hills, Missouri State University (MSU) and the Westchester Conservatory; and guest lectures at MSU, Oral Roberts University, and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He has been on the cello and chamber music faculty at the Credo Chamber Music Festival since 2009.
Mr. Pincombe plays a rare, original Carlo Antonio Testore baroque cello from 1727 on loan from the Jumpstart Jr. Foundation in Amsterdam and an anonymous, 18th century Flemish cello on loan from the collection of The Netherlands Musical Instrument Foundation. He and his wife Michelle reside in The Hague, The Netherlands.