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Osborne, Steven free

Born Broxburn, Scotland 12 March 1971; s of Ian Osborne and Jean Osborne (née McNeil); m 2004, Jean Johnson

classical pianist


St Mary’s Music Sch., Edinburgh; Univ. of Manchester (MusB 1st cl. Hons 1991); Royal Northern Coll. of Music (GRNCM 1992; Postgrad. Dip. 1993; MusM 1994)


Orchestral collaborations include: CBSO, NHK Symphony Orch., BBC SO, BBC Scottish SO, Scottish Chamber Orch., Munich Philharmonic, Berlin SO, Australian Chamber Orch.; performances at venues including: Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Suntory Hall, Philharmonie Berlin, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall. Recordings include works by Debussy, Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Alkan, Britten, Tippett, Messiaen, Shostakovich, Liszt and Kapustin. Clara Haskil Prize, 1991; (jtly) First Prize, Naumburg Internat. Piano Competition, 1997; Best Concerto Recording (Britten), Gramophone Awards, 2009; Best Instrumental Recording (Mussorgsky/Prokofiev), Gramophone Awards, 2013; Instrumentalist of the Year, Royal Philharmonic Soc. Awards, 2013


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