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Scottish pianist Steven Osborne began his course of study in his native Edinburgh with Richard Beauchamp; he completed it at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Renna Kellaway. Osborne first became a known quantity when he took first prize at the Clara Haskil Competition in Vevey, Switzerland, in 1991. With that honor came a number of engagements and concert appearances, but these had long been fulfilled by 1997 when Osborne won the Naumberg Foundation Award in New York. This established Osborne more firmly as a force to be reckoned with among young piano virtuosi, and the following year he signed a recording contract with Hyperion Records in England, the first fruit of which was his recording of piano concertos by Alexander MacKenzie and Donald Tovey in the nineteenth volume of the Romantic Piano Concerto series. Since then, Osborne has appeared in concert throughout the world and has recorded quite bit more for Hyperion, including works of Messiaen, Debussy, Alkan, Schnittke, Liszt, and Russian composer Nikolai Kapustin. In concert, Osborne also plays the piano music of Michael Tippett, Bartók, and Mozart.