Steven Osborne & Jean Johnson


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They are delighted to welcome Steven and Jean to play the Gala concert opening our 50th anniversary season.

Steven, who comes from Linlithgow, met American clarinettist Jean when she was playing with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and they are now husband and wife.

Gershwin - 3 Preludes for clarinet and piano
Bernstein - Clarinet Sonata
Poulenc - Clarinet Sonata
Brahms - Sonata in F major Op 99
Weber - Grand Duo Concertant Op 48


Steven Osborne

Steven Osborne appearing at this event

Scottish classical pianist and winner of the BBC Young Musician Of The Year Competition and Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist Of The Year. Concerto performances take Steven Osborne to orchestras all over the world including visits to the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Deutsches Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Vienna Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum, Oslo Philharmonic, Finnish Radio Symphony, Danish National Radio, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, RTVE Madrid, Sydney Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Oregon Symphony and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. '... he not only gave compelling, sometimes melting performances but also spoke feelingly about the music... Beautifully spoken, beautifully played (New York Times) 'Steven Osborne's piano-playing was some of the finest I have heard...' (The Times) 'Steven Osborne brought to Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 1 his distinctive brand of musical vitality and spontaneity, a fresh and spritely view on a popular work' (The Scotsman) 'The audience, as one, was agog... Osborne's attack is ferocious and fearless, his tenderness beyond words... This is the best it gets' (The Observer) 'Osborne has absolutely nailed the work... he played it with glittering panache and awesome brilliance' (The Guardian).

See Steven Osborne tour dates

Jean Johnson

Classical clarinettist & chamber musician who, for many years, has been Principal Clarinettist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

See Jean Johnson tour dates

Linlithgow Academy Theatre

  • Braehead Road
  • Linlithgow
  • EH49 6EH

Steven Osborne & Jean Johnson image © Benjamin Ealovega 2013