Jessica Xylina Osborne
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 and passionate artists of her generation. An avid soloist, collaborator, chamber musician, and teacher, Dr. Osborne has collaborated with some of the world’s most distinguished performing musicians and has performed widely in the United States, Europe, and Far East, including performances in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, and the Seoul Arts Center. Radio broadcasts include performances on Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion with the eminent violinist Hilary Hahn, Performance Today, WQXR’s McGraw Hill Young Artists’ Showcase in New York, and WGMS in Washington, D.C., among others. Dr. Osborne is a laureate of international piano competitions worldwide, including the Bartók-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev Piano Competition, the International Russian Music Piano Competition, and the Houston Symphony’s Ima Hogg Competition. This season, Dr. Osborne presents an ambitious program featuring music to be performed in the salon, juxtaposing little-performed works by women composers with more familiar selections.
Dr. Osborne received her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from Yale University in 2016. She currently resides in New York City, where she is Artist Faculty at Third Street Music Settlement.
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
Doctor of Musical Arts, Yale University
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.