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 deSingel, the Bath International Music Festival and most recently with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra are a testament to the breadth of his interests and the respect he commands.

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, St Louis Symphony, 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, Sakari Oramo, Andrew Litton, Ingo Metzmacher, Vladimir Jurowski, Jun Märkl, Ed Gardner and Jukka-Pekka Saraste.

Summer 2017 saw Steven Osborne give the world premiere of Julian Anderson’s Piano Concerto “The Imaginary Museum” in his fourteenth performance at the Proms. A long-time admirer of Osborne’s playing, Anderson wrote the piece for and dedicated it to him, and 17/18 sees further performances with the co-commissioners Bergen Philharmonic/Ed Gardner and Sydney Symphony/Ludovic Morlot. Reflecting his eclectic musical taste, the current season includes concertos ranging from Beethoven, Brahms and Mozart to Britten, Falla, Messiaen, Shostakovich and Tippett.  

Steven Osborne’s recitals of carefully crafted programmes are publicly and critically acclaimed without exception. He 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, Carnegie Hall and is a regular guest at London’s Wigmore Hall.  His chamber music partners include Alban Gerhardt, Paul Lewis, James Ehnes, Dietrich Henschel and Alina Ibragimova. 

Highlights of 17/18 season include performances with the Bergen Philharmonic/Gardner, Danish National Symphony/Mena, Radio Symphonieorchester Wien/ Cornelius Meister, Gulbenkian Orchestra/Mena, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Sydney Symphony/Morlot and BBC Symphony/Vedernikov. Recitals take him to Rome, Mexico, Sydney, Wigmore Hall London and to the US including a performance of Messiaen’s Vingt regards sur l’enfant Jesus at Lincoln Center.

Marking his 19th year as a Hyperion recording artist, October sees the release of solo music by Debussy. His 26 releases 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 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 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