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Visiting Artist - Piano and Percussion - Piano

Jorge Federico Osorio

Piano

One of the pre-eminent pianists of our time, Jorge Federico Osorio is internationally acclaimed for his superb musicianship and masterful command of the instrument. He has performed with many of the world's leading orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Moscow State Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de France, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Warsaw Philharmonic. Mr. Osorio's concert tours have taken him to Europe, Asia, and North, Central and South America, where he has collaborated with such distinguished conductors as Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Lorin Maazel, Klaus Tennstedt, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, James Conlon, Luis Herrera, Manfred Honeck, Eduardo Mata, Michel Plasson and Carlos Miguel Prieto, among many others. American festival appearances have included the Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia, Newport and Grant Park Festivals.

In July of 2010, Mr. Osorio performed all five Beethoven Concerti with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival in back-to-back concerts. Chicagoclassicalreview.com praised his performances as "revelatory on virtually every level." Two months earlier, Mr. Osorio played Liszt's Concerto No. 2 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Center to great critical acclaim. "With his sterling technique Osorio can roar through this beloved Romantic concerto with the best of them..." (Chicago Tribune).

In addition to performances in Berlin, Brussels, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart during the past few years, Mr. Osorio performed at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. He also gave recitals in Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicago, where he performed on the prestigious Bank of America Great Performers Series at Symphony Center. Recent seasons have included concerts throughout Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Spain, and performances with the symphony orchestras of Chicago, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Puerto Rico, New Mexico, Louisiana, Memphis, Huntsville, Akron, Elgin and Florida (West Coast). Of Mr. Osorio's 2007 New York Lincoln Center recital The New York Times proclaimed, "the sweep and freshness of his readings made his performance impossible to resist."

A prolific recording artist, Mr. Osorio has recorded a wide variety of repertoire, including a Brahms solo CD that Gramophone hailed as "one of the most distinguished discs of Brahms' piano music in recent years." Other recordings by Mr. Osorio include Beethoven's Five Piano Concerti and Choral Fantasy, Brahms Concerto No. 2, and concerti by Chávez, Mozart, Ponce, Rachmaninov, Rodrigo, Schumann and Tchaikovsky. Piano Español, a collection of works by Albéniz, Falla, Granados and Soler, received glowing reviews internationally and has marked Mr. Osorio as one of the great interpreters of Spanish piano music in the world. Mr. Osorio's most recent recording is the Debussy Preludes (Books I and II) along with selected works by Liszt.

Recipient of several international prizes and awards, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Gina Bachauer Award and the Rhode Island International Master Piano Competition, Mr. Osorio is passionately involved in the performance of chamber music. In addition to having served as artistic director of the Brahms Chamber Music Festival in Mexico, he has performed in a piano trio with violinist Mayumi Fujikawa and cellist Richard Markson, and has collaborated with violinists Ani Kavafian, Elmar Oliveira and Henryk Szeryng. He is also a dedicated teacher and is on the faculty at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts. Mr. Osorio began his musical studies at the age of five with his mother, Luz María Puente, and later attended the conservatories of Mexico, Paris and Moscow, where he studied with Bernard Flavigny, Monique Haas and Jacob Milstein. Additionally, he worked with Nadia Reisenberg and Wilhelm Kempff. Highly revered in his native Mexico, Mr. Osorio currently resides in the United States.

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