Steven Osborne
Territories : France + Monaco

Steven Osborne

Photo credit : Ben Ealovega

Territories : France + Monaco


Photo credit : Ben Ealovega

Upcoming concerts

12/02/2023 - Cardiff

Beethoven, Schubert, Rachmaninov

Wells - Seattle/Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven, Schubert, Rachmaninov

05/03/2023 - Montreal

Schumann, Schnittke, Messiaen and Brahms
Duo avec Alban Gerhardt, violoncelle

10/03/2023 - Sheffield

Beethoven, Schubert, Rachmaninov

12/03/2023 - Vinehall School, Robertsbridge

Beethoven, Schubert, Rachmaninov

16/03/2023 - Aberdeen

Mozart-Piano Concerto No12 K414

17/03/2023 - Edinburgh

Mozart-Piano Concerto No12 K414

19/03/2023 - Glasgow

Mozart-Piano Concerto No12 K414

25/03/2023 - Norwich

Shostakovich, Britten, Dutilleux, Brahms
Duo avec Alban Gerhardt, violoncelle

27/03/2023 - Edinburgh, Queen's Hall


30/03/2023 - Oxford


01/04/2023 - London, Wigmore Hall



for his latest recording at hyperion09/02/2023

for his latest recording at hyperion


 was awarded an OBE03/06/2022

was awarded an OBE


New release (Hypérion)01/12/2017

New release (Hypérion)


Steven Osborne has won his second Gramophone Award.18/09/2013

Steven Osborne has won his second Gramophone Award.


Stravinsky's complete music for piano and orchestra27/03/2013

Stravinsky's complete music for piano and orchestra



Ravel's La ValseRavel's La Valse
S Prokofiev Visions fugitivesS Prokofiev Visions fugitives

Biography of pianist Steven Osborne

Steven Osborne is one of Britain’s most treasured musicians whose insightful and idiomatic interpretations of diverse repertoire show an immense musical depth.  His numerous awards include The Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year, two BBC Music Magazine Awards and two Gramophone Awards.  His residences at London’s Wigmore Hall, Antwerp’s deSingel, the Bath International Music Festival, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra are a testament to the respect he commands.

Described by The Observer as “always a player in absolute service to the composer”, Steven Osborne’s 32 recordings on Hyperion have won multiple awards.  His two 2021 releases, Prokofiev’s War Sonatas, and French works for piano duet with Paul Lewis, were both shortlisted for a Gramophone Award.

Steven Osborne’s recitals are publicly and critically acclaimed without exception, and his 22/23 programmes revisit his recent recording repertoire of Beethoven and Rachmaninov interspersed with his own improvisations and another of his much-admired composers, Schubert.  Osborne has performed at many of the world’s prestigious venues including the Wiener Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Kennedy Center Washington and is a regular guest at both Lincoln Center and Wigmore Hall.

Concerto performances take Steven Osborne to major orchestras all over the world including recent visits to the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Radio Symphonieorchester Wien, Oslo Philharmonic, Danish National Radio, London Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Aspen Music Festival and Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center with repertoire ranging from Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich and Messiaen through to Tippett, Britten and Julian Anderson who dedicated his 2017 Piano Concerto to Steven. The 22/23 season sees him return to the London Philharmonic Orchestra to perform the Tippett Piano Concerto with Ed Gardner and performances with the Stuttgart Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, West Australian Symphony, Adelaide Symphony and the Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo.

Recording plans continue with his 33rd release for Hyperion in autumn 2022, the next instalment in his survey of solo works by Debussy.  A label artist since 1998, his recordings have accumulated numerous awards in the UK, France, Germany and the USA including two Gramophone Awards, three Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik Awards and a Choc in Classica Magazine in addition to a clutch of Editor’s Choice in Gramophone and Recordings of the Year from The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Times and The Sunday Times.  His recordings span a wide range of repertoire including Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy, Ravel, Liszt, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Medtner, Messiaen, Britten, Tippett, Crumb and Feldman. 

Steven Osborne won first prize at the prestigious Clara Haskil Competition (1991) and the Naumburg International Competition (1997).  Born in Scotland he studied with Richard Beauchamp at St. Mary's Music School in Edinburgh and Renna Kellaway at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.  He is Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Patron of the Lammermuir Festival and in 2014 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to music in the 2022 Queen’s New Year Honours. 


Bartok  Piano Concerto No 3

Piano Concerto No 1 in C Major, op. 15
Piano Concerto No 2 in Bb major, op. 19
Piano Concerto No 3 in C Minor, op. 87
Piano Concerto No 4 in G Major, op. 58
Piano Concerto No 5 in E Flat Major, ("Emperor")
Choral Fantasy


Piano Concerto No 1 in D Minor
Piano Concerto No 2 in B Flat Major, op. 83


Piano Concerto Op 13
Diversions on a Theme Op.21
Young Apollo

De Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Dohnanyi Variations on a nursery song, Op 25
Finzi  Eclogue
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Grieg  Piano Concerto in A Minor, op. 16
Janacek Capriccio for Left Hand
Liszt  Piano Concerto No 1
Lutoslawski  Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1987)
Mackenzie Scottish Concerto
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No 1 in G Minor, op. 25

Turangalila Symphony
Trois petites liturgies
Oiseaux Exotiques


Piano Concerto No 9 in E Flat Major, K271 ("Jeunehomme")
Piano Concerto No 10 in E Flat Major, K365 for two pianos
Piano Concerto No 12 in A major, K414
Piano Concerto No 13 in C Major, K415
Piano Concerto No 19 in F Major, K459
Piano Concerto No 23 in A Major, K488
Piano Concerto No 24 in C Minor, K491
Piano Concerto No 27 in B Flat Major, K595

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 5 in G major Op 55

Piano Concert No 1 in F# minor, op.1
Piano Concerto No 2 in C Minor, op. 18
Piano Concerto No 3 in D Minor, op. 30
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini op. 43


Piano Concerto in G Major
Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No 2 in G Minor, op. 22
Schumann  Piano Concerto in A Minor, op. 54

Piano Concerto No 1 Op 35
Piano Concerto No 2 in F Major, op. 102


Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments


Piano Concerto No 1 in B Flat Minor, op. 23


Piano Concerto
Fantasia on a Theme of Handel

Tovey  Piano Concerto
Walton  Sinfonia Concertante