David Osbon is a composer, conductor, and academic whose music has been performed, broadcast, and recorded around the world. Most of this international recognition comes from the years he spent as a researcher and professor in cities as diverse as Philadelphia, The Hague, and Istanbul. Osbon’s compositions have received many awards including the Arts Council of Great Britain DIO Award, the RVW Trust electro-acoustic music award, Hilda K. Nietsche Prize, David A. Halstead Prize, Academy of Music (Vienna), and the New Symphony (Vienna Prize). Still Waiting for the Revolution… for piano trio was a prize winner in both the Franz Schubert and the Clements Memorial prizes for chamber music.
He has conducted ensembles and orchestras ranging from the Bulgarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Jordanian Army Band through to the Bremmerton Symphony Orchestra and has toured across Europe, the United States, and the Middle East with a variety of ensembles. An acclaimed expert in multi-media performance, he is a pioneer in multi-platform and transmedia environments for contemporary performance. Osbon is Head of Graduate Studies at the London College of Music.
Since returning to the UK in 2000, Osbon has — in addition to his musical work — held lecturing roles at the University of London, South Bank University, Rose Bruford College, and Kingston University. Commissions from the Bergamo Ensemble, Docklands Sinfonietta, Blackheath String Orchestra, Dartford Symphony Orchestra, and the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra have yielded major works, plus a number of chamber music commissions have been premiered, to critical acclaim in venues ranging from St. John’s Smith Square and the Wigmore Hall through to the Purcell Room and the Royal Albert Hall.