Kristina Steinegger, Swiss national, of Swedish and Russian origin, was born in Berne, Switzerland. She went through school until her advanced school certificate (baccalaureate).
She then studied at the High School of Music in Berne (in the class of Albert Schneeberger), concluding her studies in piano and musical theory with the soloist diploma.
Thanks to her extraordinary talent, she received a multi-year scholarship from the British Council, which enabled her to continue her studies with the Hungarian pianist Louis Kentner.
Of particular importance for her formation were the master classes she took part in with Mieczislaw Horszowski, Alfred Brendel, Lazar Berman and Leon Fleisher.
Following her concerts in London (Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall) and the exceptional radio recordings made in Switzerland (the Liszt sonata in B minor among others), she played in a great number of concerts in Switzerland and abroad, both as a soloist and as part of a chamber ensemble.
Kristina Steinegger has dedicated many decades of intensive piano studies to teaching students.
Many of her former pupils now play as soloists, in chamber orchestras or teach, and have been awarded prizes in a number of national and international competitions.
Kristina Steinegger now lives in Berlin and Vallamand (Switzerland).