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Pianist Jorge Osorio.

Please press the play button above to hear the recorded interview, which was recently broadcast on KMFA 89.5.

Mexican-born pianist Jorge Federico Osorio started studying piano in his home country at the age of three with his mother Luz Maria Puente. By the age of thirteen, he’d already won his first major competition and eventually went on to study at Mexico’s National Conservatory of Music. From there he went to the National Conservatory in France and then to the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow.

In the years since, he’s performed around the globe in recitals at some of the world’s most prestigious halls and with many of the great orchestras, conductors and chamber musicians of our time. He’s currently a resident of Chicago and has been on the faculty of Roosevelt University since 2006. His most recent recording, "Final Thoughts," showcases some of the last piano pieces written by composers Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms. Osorio joined host Chris Johnson this week on Rideshare.