Jessica Xylina Osborne

Piano

BIOGRAPHY

Hailed 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 Merkin Hall. Radio broadcasts include NPR’s Performance Today, WQXR in New York, WGMS in Washington D.C., and KUHF in Houston.

Jessica 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.

A 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.

Jessica 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.

EDUCATION

Master of Musical Arts, Yale University; Claude Frank, instructor
Artist Diploma, Yale University; Claude Frank, instructor
Master of Music, Rice University; Jon Kimura Parker, instructor
Bachelor of Music, Indiana University and the Juilliard School; Emile Naoumoff, Seymour Lipkin, and Martin Canin, instructors

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Jessica loves studying languages: She speaks French and German, a little Chinese, and a tiny bit of Japanese. Reading; turn- of- the- 20th- century fiction, especially that of Forster, Maugham, Wharton, and Nabokov. Jessica also loves cooking.