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Alexandra Osborne

Australian violinist Alexandra Osborne enjoys a 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.  Ms. Osborne made her U.S. solo debut with The South Bend Symphony, and has appeared as soloist with all of the major Australian orchestras, the National Symphony, the Auckland Philharmonia, and the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra.
 
A chamber music lover, she has performed 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. Ms. Osborne is a laureate of the 2001 Michael Hill International Violin Competition and a gold medalist of the Symphony Australia Young Performers Award. She has appeared with 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 tours with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, 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, and appearances at the Lucerne, Bonn, Grafenegg and Rostropovich Festivals, and the BBC Proms.

A graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School, she currently plays with the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, the 21st Century Consort with a strong interest in new music, frequently performs with The Last Stand Quartet, and is a teaching artist for the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the NSO's Youth Fellowship program.