Steven Osborne is one of Britain’s foremost musicians, renowned for his idiomatic approach to a wide variety of repertoire from the mainstream classical works of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms to the rarefied worlds of Messiaen, Tippett and Britten. His numerous awards include a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in the instrumental category, and Gramophone Awards for his recordings of the Britten piano and orchestra works, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures from an Exhibition.
Concerto performances take Steven Osborne to orchestras all over the world including the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, NHK Symphony, Gothenburg Symphony, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Salzburg Mozarteum, Finnish Radio Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, Danish National Radio, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Oregon Symphony and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. With these orchestras he has enjoyed collaborations with conductors including Evgeny Svetlanov, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Alan Gilbert, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Juanjo Mena, Leif Segerstam, Ingo Metzmacher, Vladimir Jurowski and Jukka-Pekka Saraste. His recitals of carefully crafted programmes are publically and critically acclaimed. He has performed in many of the world’s prestigious venues including the Konzerthaus Vienna, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, de Doelen Rotterdam, Philharmonie Berlin, Musikhalle Hamburg, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, De Singel, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Kennedy Center Washington, Carnegie Hall and Wigmore Hall.
His extensive discography for Hyperion includes Messaien’s Turangalîla-Symphonie, the complete solo music of Ravel, Rachmaninov Preludes, Debussy Preludes, Beethoven Bagatelles, Tippett’s piano sonatas and Piano Concerto and Messiaen’s Vingt regards sur l’Enfant-Jesus.