Steven Osborne (piano)
Steven Osborne is one of Britain’s most treasured musicians whose insightful and idiomatic interpretations of diverse repertoire show an immense musical depth. He will play two Beethoven sonatas from his acclaimed 2019 recording.
Schubert Sonata in A major D 95
"After a mighty and full-blooded account of the Op 111 Allegro, he gives both the jazziest performance of the variations I have ever heard, and also one of the most heart-stopping in their ultimate finality’"(BBC Music Magazine)
Besides his long-awaited Wendover visit, he is a regular guest at Wigmore Hall. and performs at prestigious venues including the Wiener Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie,, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Suntory Hall Tokyo and the Kennedy Center Washington.
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, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Described by The Observer as “always a player in absolute service to the composer”, Steven Osborne released in 2019 a much praised recording of Beethoven’s last three piano sonatas, played this evening, after a previous 2016 release.
Summer 2020 sees his focus shift to works by Schubert and Rachmaninov in preparation of his Rachmaninov cycle and he will release Prokofiev’s War Sonatas for Hyperion.