Renowned concert pianist Steven Osborne is to play in his hometown of Linlithgow this month.
His solo recitals always attract acclaim, and have included visits to many of the world’s most prestigious recital venues including London’s South Bank, the Konzerthaus, Vienna, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Philharmonie, Berlin, Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels, Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Kennedy Centre , Washington, Carnegie Hall and the Wigmore Hall.
Steven has also played as an accompanist for well-known soloists, and has an enviable catalogue of almost 20 CDs to date.
Linlithgow Arts Guild is “delighted” to welcome him to play at Linlithgow Academy to perform in front of a home crowd.
The Arts Guild is hiring a full size concert grand piano for the Academy stage, and hopes that there will be a good turnout for this very special event from all over Central Scotland.
Steven, a former pupil of Linlithgow Primary School, graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music.
Winner of several international prizes, he was also selected as a BBC New Generation Artist in the first year of the prestigious scheme in 1999.
His standing was affirmed in 2013 when he was acclaimed as the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year, and was also awarded his second Gramophone Award.
Concerto performances take Steven all over the world. Recent concerts include performances with top symphony orchestras in major concert halls in Japan, Germany, Austria, Finland, Denmark, Spain, Australia, and the USA. He appears regularly at the Edinburgh Festival and has played 11 times at the Proms, where his performances are much sought after.
The programme for Steven’s recital in Linlithgow, will include pieces by Schubert, Debussy, George Crumb and Rachmaninov.
Tickets, priced at £12 or £10 for concession and £5 for students, are available from Linlithgow Burgh Halls by calling 01506 282720, and online from www.LinlithgowArtsGuild.co.uk.
They can also be obtained from Steven Osborne’s website. Tickets are also available at the door.
The event is in Linlithgow Academy in Braehead Road, Linlithgow, and it starts at 7.30pm on Saturday, January 30.