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Jorge Federico Osorio

Jorge Federico Osorio is recognized as one of the preeminent pianists of our time and has been internationally acclaimed for his superb musicianship and absolute command of the instrument. He has performed with many of the world's leading orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Orchestre Nationale de France, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow State Orchestra and Warsaw Philharmonic, under the batons of such distinguished conductors as Lorin Maazel, Bernard Haitink, Klaus Tennstedt, Eduardo Mata, Jorge Mester, Christopher Wilkins, Maximiano Valdés, Enrique Bátiz, Luis Herrera de la Fuente and Lukas Foss. His concert tours have taken him to Europe , Asia , North, Central and South America , and American festival appearances have included the Hollywood Bowl, Ravinia and Grant Park Festivals. Mr. Osorio recently performed with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago in Chile and played all five Beethoven Concerti with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, one of Spain 's leading orchestras. He has made numerous radio recordings for Japan NHK, Belgian Radio and the BBC. Of his 1997 Tully Hall recital at New York City 's Lincoln Center , Peter G. Davis of New York Magazine wrote, “his first concert hereabouts in some time was a richly satisfying one. I wonder how many other pianists around today can so completely immerse themselves in such different musical worlds and depict them all with comparable skill and commitment.”

Mr. Osorio has an extensive discography, having recorded a wide variety of repertoire for EMI, CBS, Artek, IMP and ASV, including an all Brahms recording that Gramophone proclaimed as “one of the most distinguished discs of Brahms' piano music in recent years.” Mr. Osorio's second solo Brahms CD, recorded on the Artek label, received high accolades from the American Record Guide and the Chicago Tribune. His recordings of the Brahms Concerto No. 2 with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias under the direction of Maximiano Valdés for Artek Recordings and the Carlos Chávez Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México were recently released, as was the Brahms Violin and Piano Sonatas with Elmar Oliveira. Other recordings by Mr. Osorio include Beethoven's Five Piano Concerti and Choral Fantasy, concertos by Brahms, Mozart, Ponce, Rodrigo (world premier recording), Rachmaninov, Schumann and Tchaikovsky, several Beethoven Sonatas and “Balada Mexicana,” solo piano works of Manuel Ponce. A Spanish album of solo piano works by Albeniz, Falla, Granados and Soler will be released by Cedille Records in the fall.

Mr. Osorio is the recipient of several international prizes and awards, including the Rhode Island International Master Piano Competition and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Gina Bachauer Award. Performing chamber music is an integral part of his artistic life and, in addition to having served as artistic director of the Brahms Music Festival in Mexico , he has performed with the late Henryk Szeryng, the Moscow Quartet, Tel Aviv Quartet, violinist Mayumi Fujikawa and cellist Richard Markson. Born in Mexico , Mr. Osorio began his musical studies at the age of five. He studied at the conservatories of Mexico , Paris and Moscow , and his teachers have included his mother, Luz María Puente, Bernard Flavigny, Monique Haas, Jacob Milstein, Nadia Reisenberg and Wilhelm Kempff.