Steven Osborne



Competition Winner

Born: March 12, 1971 (Scotland)

Pianist Steven Osborne OBE was a co-winner, along with Anthony Molinaro, of the 1997 Naumburg International Piano Competition. He was also named the Royal Philharmonic Society's Instrumentalist of the Year in 2013, as well as recipient of two BBC Music Magazine Awards and two Gramophone Awards.

He has held residencies at London's Wigmore Hall, Antwerp's deSingel, the Bath International Music Festival, the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish Orchestra. Steven Osborne has given recitals in all the UK’s most prestigious venues as well as internationally at the Musikverein and Wiener Konzerthaus, Royal Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and Carnegie Hall. Osborne's 2022/2023 programs revisit his recent repertoire of Beethoven and Rachmaninoff interspersed with his own improvisations and of Schubert.

Orchestras that he has performed concertos with include: Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Radio Symphonieorchester Wien, Oslo Philhamonic, Danish National Radio, London Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Aspen Music Festival and Mostly Mozart Festival. The composer Julian Anderson, dedicated his 2017 Piano Concerto to Steven. In 2022/2023 he returned tothre London Philharmonic Orchestra to perform the Tippett Piano Concerto with Ed Gardner, as well as performances with the Stuttgart Philharmonic, BBC Phlharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, West Australian Symphony, Adelaide Symphony and the Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo.

His 32 recordings on Hyperion have won multiple awards in the UK, France, Germany and the USA. His 33rd Hyperion was released in the fall of 2023 and features the solo works of Debussy.

Steven Osborne 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 won first prize at the prestigious Clara Haskil International Piano Competition (1991) and was one of the first BBC New Generation Artists. Steven Osborne is Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music, Patron of the Lammermuir Festival and as of 2014, 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.


1997 Piano Competition

First Prize

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Naumburg Performances

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Recording Awards

1997 Philip Naumburg Solo Recording Prize (Steven Osborne)

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