Steven Osborne

We start the month of March with a piano concert! Steven Osborne returns to our stage on March 1, 2016. He made his Toronto debut with us in 2007. Born in Scotland in 1971, Osborne studied at St. Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

In 1998, he released his first recording with Hyperion. He was signed shortly after winning first prize in the 1997 Naumburg International Competition in New York City. Since then he has recorded exclusively with them, releasing 22 recordings to date.

His career has taken him all over the world to perform with major orchestras and in recitals. Osborne performs frequently with major orchestras in the UK and has performed at the Proms a dozen times. He is the recipient of several awards including The Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year in 2013 and two Gramophone Awards.  You can find out more about Steven Osborne on his website http://www.stevenosborne.co.uk/

On March 1, 2016, we will be treated to Osborne performing Schubert (Impromptus D. 935, Nos. 1 & 4), Debussy (Masques; Images, Book 2; L’ile joyeuse) and Rachmaninoff (Etudes tableaux – various selections from Op. 33 and Op. 39). Join us! http://music-toronto.com/

Steven Osborne’s performances up and down the country have confirmed his pre-eminence among British pianists. His un-showy brilliance, integrity, and very wide repertoire have long marked him out, but what now emerges most strongly is the unique magic of his sound combined with a profound musical intelligenceRPS Instrumentalist of the Year May 2013

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