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Alexandra Osborne

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Biography

Australian violinist Alexandra Osborne enjoys a versatile career as an orchestral and chamber musician, solo artist, and teacher. She was appointed to the National Symphony Orchestra by Christoph Eschenbach as the youngest member of the violin section in 2009 and most recently was the Acting Assistant Concertmaster. Osborne made her U.S. solo debut with The South Bend Symphony, and has appeared as soloist with all of the major Australian orchestras, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Philharmonia, and the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra.

A chamber music lover, Osborne has appeared at the Taos, Pan Pacific, Kneisel Hall, Sarasota, and Colorado Music Festivals, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Fortas Chamber Music Series and was a featured artist in Symphony Magazine. She is a laureate of the 2001 Michael Hill International Violin Competition and a gold medalist of the Symphony Australia Young Performers Award, Australia's largest and most grueling instrumental competition.

Recent highlights of her career include tours with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, founding board member and violinist of Jackson Hole Chamber Music, a concert on the “King Louis XIV” Amati at the Smithsonian American History Museum, Guest Concertmaster with the Auckland Philharmonia, the Dvorák Piano Quintet with Maestro Eschenbach, and appearances at the Lucerne, Bonn, Grafenegg, and Rostropovich Festivals, and the BBC Proms.

A graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, she currently plays with the 21st Century Consort, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, Omega Ensemble in Sydney, frequently performs with The Last Stand Quartet, and is a teaching artist for the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the NSO's Youth Fellowship and SMI programs.
 
Alexandra Osborne