by the Washington Post as a pianist “with a
refreshing mellowness and poetic touch” after her debut with the
National Symphony Orchestra, Jessica Xylina Osborne is
one of the most intensely expressive, passionate artists of her
generation. She has performed widely in the United States and Europe,
including performances in such venues as Weill Recital Hall at
Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater and Concert Hall,
and Steinway Hall. Radio broadcasts include NPR’s Performance
Today, WQXR in New York, WGMS in Washington D.C., and KUHF in
Osborne has collaborated with some of the world’s most distinguished performing musicians, including Miriam Fried and
Felicia Moye, and with such rising stars as Benjamin Beilman, Paul
Huang, and Yura Lee. As a founding member of Trio Dumka, Ms. Osborne
has toured Western Europe, including performances in Venasque,
Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Barcelona.
An active proponent of new music,
Jessica Osborne is a frequent collaborator with composers including
Martin Bresnick and Christopher Theofanidis, and has premiered works
by Matthew Barnson, Ted Hearne, and Hannah Lash. She recently
performed with members of Opera Moderne at the Galapagos Art Space in
Brooklyn, receiving praise from the New York Times, and is a frequent
collaborator in the renowned New Music New Haven series.
winner of numerous piano competitions, Jessica Osborne has received
international recognition with top awards in the International
Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev Competition, International Russian Music
Piano Competition, and the Ima Hogg Young Artists’ Competition.
Osborne completed her doctoral studies in piano performance at Yale
University, where she studied with Claude Frank. She received her
Master of Music degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of
Music under the tutelage of Jon Kimura Parker. She received her
undergraduate degree from Indiana University and the Juilliard
School. Previous teachers include Emile Naoumoff, Seymour Lipkin,
Martin Canin, Marjorie Lee, and Patricia Osborne.
Photo by Mingzhe Wang, 2010.