Day 355 - Happy Birthday to Steven Osborne
We make no apology for returning to the subject of one of our earlier Keep Going Together blogs. World Famous pianist Steven Osborne is 50 on 12 March and has been given the ultimate tribute of a concert dedicated to him at London's illustrious Wigmore Hall - the world's most celebrated chamber music venue. And what a concert! Steven has assembled a team of musical friends and musical stars. He is joined by pianist Paul Lewis in Schubert's F minor Fantasy. We welcomed both pianists to Perth in February 2019 and their recent Linn CD of French music is well worth a listen. He is joined by his wife, clarinettist Jean Johnson and charismatic Irish soprano Ailish Tynan in Schubert's 'Shepherd on the Rock', and by star violinist Alina Ibragimova and Paul Lewis's cellist wife Bjørg Lewis in Ravel's symphonic Piano Trio. Throw in some solo Ravel played by Steven and you have a hell of a birthday party. we welcome Steven back to Perth Concert Hall for Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time as part of our Easter Festival of Classical Music. I am sure we will hear him ,live in the hall in the not too distant future.
Steven Osborne at the 2013 Gramophone Awards click here