Steven Osborne is a British pianist who has been a friend of the CBSO for many years - and there isn't another living pianist quite like him. Whether he's hurling great fistfuls of notes to the skies, or bringing his quiet charisma and profound musical intelligence to the subtlest of miniatures, he's our kind of musician.
Concerto performances have taken Steven Osborne to play with major orchestras all over the world including the Yomuri Nippon Symphony, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Oslo Philharmonic, Danish National Radio, London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the National Orchestra of Spain amongst others.
His release dedicated to music by George Crumb and Morton Feldman was nominated for a 2017 BBC Music Magazine Award.
In the 2016-17 season he was playing classics by Beethoven and Rachmaninov, inspiring our Youth Orchestra in Britten's dazzling Concerto and, in one very special concert, rediscovering the surging, singing Piano Concerto that Sir Michael Tippett wrote specially for the CBSO back in 1956.