Arnold Steinhardt is first violinist and a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Guarneri String Quartet with which he has made innumerable tours across the globe and recorded dozens of albums for RCA Victor, Philips, Arabesque and Surrounded By Entertainment. The quartet retired in 2009. Steinhardt has also received an award for distinguished cultural service from the City of New York presented by Mayor Koch. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010.
He is professor of violin and chamber music at Colburn Music School, the University of Maryland, Bard College and the Curtis Institute of Music.