Steven Osborne
Territories : France + Monaco

Steven Osborne

Photo credit : Ben Ealovega

Territories : France + Monaco

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Photo credit : Ben Ealovega

Upcoming concerts

23/08/2017 - FESTIVAL BERLIOZ - LA COTE SAINT ANDRE - Cours du Châtreau Louis XI

ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE LYON
Britten : Concerto pour piano
Direction : Paul Daniel

14/02/2018 - PARIS/THEATRE DES CHAMPS ELYSEES

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

News

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

 “Some pianists gild everything they touch with their own personality; some are like chameleons, finding a new colour for each composer. Last night the wonderful Scottish pianist Steven Osborne did both, which lent the whole evening a miraculous air…every note seemed to vibrate with intelligence

The Daily Telegraph, 8 Feb 2016

Steven Osborne is one of Britain’s most notable 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 for recordings of Britten’s works for piano and orchestra and of solo works by Prokofiev and Mussorgsky.

Concerto performances take Steven Osborne to major orchestras all over the world including recent visits to the Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Salzburg Mozarteum, Oslo Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, Danish National Radio, London Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival and Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. He has enjoyed collaborations with conductors including Christoph von Dohnanyi, Alan Gilbert, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Stéphane Denève, Ludovic Morlot, Juanjo Mena, Leif Segerstam, Andrew Litton, Ingo Metzmacher, Vladimir Jurowski, Ed Gardner and Jukka-Pekka Saraste.

He is a favourite soloist of British orchestras and for the 16/17 season is Artist in Residence with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Reflecting his eclectic musical taste, Osborne brings concertos by Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Messiaen, Britten and Tippett to Birmingham. He regularly works with the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, with whom he recently completed a Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle, and last August made his thirteenth appearance at the Proms.

Steven Osborne’s recitals of carefully crafted programmes are publicly and critically acclaimed without exception. In recent seasons he has held residencies at both De Singel in Antwerp and at Wigmore Hall and has performed in many of the world’s prestigious venues including the Konzerthaus Vienna, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Philharmonie Berlin, de Doelen Rotterdam, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Kennedy Center Washington and Carnegie Hall. His chamber music partners include Alban Gerhardt, Paul Lewis, James Ehnes, Dietrich Henschel and Alina Ibragimova.

Highlights of 16/17 season include performances with the Oslo Philharmonic/Mena, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony/Brabbins, Dresden Philharmonic/Francis, Royal Flemish Philharmonic/Märkl. St Louis Symphony/Denève, Oregon Symphony/Kalmar, Hallé/Langrée and BBC Symphony/Oramo. Recital tours take him to Japan, Italy, Belgium, the US and Wigmore Hall.

This season also sees the release of his 25th CD on Hyperion spanning an 18-year partnership. These releases have accumulated numerous awards from the UK, France, Germany and the USA including two Gramophone Awards, three Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik Awards, a Choc in Classica Magazine and many “Editor’s Choice” in Gramophone. His recordings span a wide range of repertoire including Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy, Ravel, Liszt, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Medtner, Messiaen, Britten, Tippett, Crumb and Feldman. His second disc of Beethoven sonatas, opps 90, 10 and 106 is released in October 2016 and his recording of the Ravel Piano Concertos coupled with de Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain is released in spring 2017.

Steven Osborne won first prize at the prestigious Clara Haskil Competition in 1991 and the Naumburg International Competition in 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 a Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in March 2014.  

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