Alexandra Osborne


First Violin – The National Symphony Orchestra, USA

Australian Hometown(s):
Education: Curtis Institute of Music; The Juilliard School

Australian violinist Alexandra Osborne enjoys an exciting and versatile career as an orchestral and chamber musician, solo artist, and teacher. She was appointed to the National Symphony Orchestra by Christoph Eschenbach as the youngest member of the violin section in 2009, and most recently was the Acting Assistant Concertmaster.

A chamber music lover, Ms. Osborne has appeared at the Taos, Pan Pacific, Kneisel Hall, Sarasota and Colorado Music Festivals, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Fortas Chamber Music Series and was a featured artist in Symphony Magazine.  She is a top laureate of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, winner of the Gisborne International Music Competition, and a gold medalist of the Symphony Australia Young Performers Award, Australia’s largest and most grueling instrumental competition.  Ms. Osborne collaborated with members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for Alice Tully Hall’s highly acclaimed opening night concert and performed the Mendelssohn Octet at Lincoln Center with members of the New York Philharmonic.

Recent highlights include her debut album of world premiere Nico Muhly and Philip Glass works out now on ABC Classic, tours across Australia and the USA with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, founding board member and violinist of Jackson Hole Chamber Music, a concert on the “King Louis XIV” Amati at the Smithsonian American History Museum, Guest Concertmaster with the Auckland Philharmonia, the Dvorak Piano Quintet with Maestro Eschenbach, the Fortas Chamber Music Series, and concerts at the Lucerne, Bonn, Grafenegg and Rostropovich Festivals, and the BBC Proms.

A graduate of Curtis and Juilliard, she currently plays with the Omega Ensemble in Sydney, the 21st Century Consort, Chiarina Chamber Players, Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, and frequently performs with The Last Stand Quartet. With a keen interest in fostering young talent, she is a teaching artist for the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, the NSO’s Youth Fellowship and Summer Music Institute programs, and recently joined the faculty of the Hawaii Youth Symphony, whilst maintaining a private teaching studio in Washington, DC.

Last updated 2021