Steven Osborne
Territories : France + Monaco

Steven Osborne

Photo credit : Ben Ealovega

Territories : France + Monaco

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Photo credit : Ben Ealovega

Upcoming concerts

15/02/2018 - PARIS/THEATRE DES CHAMPS ELYSEES

Beethoven : Concerto pour piano N° 4
Direction : Douglas Boyd

14/09/2018 - TOULOUSE/ PIANO AUX JACOBINS

Cloître des Jacobins -
Debussy, Berg, Prokofiev

08/11/2018 - Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg

Ravel : Concerto en Sol M
Direction : Claus Peter Flor

News

New release (Hypérion)01/12/2017

New release (Hypérion)

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

Steven Osborne has won his second Gramophone Award.

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

Stravinsky's complete music for piano and orchestra

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Playlist

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 (2013) and two Gramophone Awards.  His residences at London’s Wigmore Hall, Antwerp’s de Singel, the Bath International Music Festival, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and, this season, at 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 recently released a much praised recording of Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas for Hyperion.  During the Beethoven anniversary year, Osborne will present his illuminating take on these late works across the UK, Far East and North America including at Lincoln Center’s “Great Performers” series. 

Alongside concertos by Mozart and Beethoven with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra where he is Artist in Residence, Steven opens the season for the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi/Flor and performs with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Antwerp Symphony and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestras.  The current season also features a recital tour of French piano duet repertoire with friend and colleague Paul Lewis with performances across Europe and North America.

Steven Osborne’s recitals are publicly and critically acclaimed without exception.  Summer 2020 sees his focus shift to works by Schubert and Rachmaninov in preparation of his Rachmaninov cycle.  He 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 Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Radio Symphonieorchester Wien, Oslo Philharmonic, Danish National Radio, London Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, St Louis 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. 

2020 sees Steven Osborne release Prokofiev’s War Sonatas marking his 30th recording for Hyperion.  A label artist since 1998, his 29 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, Patron of the Lammermuir Festival and in 2014 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Repertoire

Bartok  Piano Concerto No 3
Beethoven 

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

Brahms

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

Britten 

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
Messiaen

Turangalila Symphony
Trois petites liturgies
Oiseaux Exotiques

Mozart

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
Rachmaninov

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

Ravel 

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
Shostakovich

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

Stravinsky 

Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments
Capriccio
Movements

Tchaikovsky 

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

Tippett 

Piano Concerto
Fantasia on a Theme of Handel

Tovey  Piano Concerto
Walton  Sinfonia Concertante