Alexandra Osborne was appointed to the National Symphony Orchestra by Christoph Eschenbach as the youngest member of the violin section in 2009. Prior to this, she performed as a regular substitute with the Philadelphia Orchestra, including invitations for the 2006 Florida/Puerto Rico tour and its own chamber music series. She has also appeared with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for two recent European festival tours, playing at the BBC Proms and the Lucerne, Bonn, and Grafenegg festivals. Osborne, herself Australian, has appeared as soloist with all of the major Australian orchestras: the Auckland Philharmonia, the SBS Radio and Television Orchestra, the University of Melbourne Symphony, and the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra. She made her US solo debut in 2004 with the South Bend Symphony. In 2012, she was a featured soloist with the National Symphony with Steven Reineke and performed the Dvorak Piano Quintet with Maestro Eschenbach on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. An active chamber musician, she has appeared at the Taos, Pan Pacific, Kneisel Hall, Sarasota, and Colorado music festivals, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and has been named a featured artist in Symphony Magazine. 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 performed as assistant concertmaster at the Colorado Music Festival and recently was guest concertmaster with the Auckland Philharmonia. Osborne graduated with bachelor and master of music degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. She frequently performs with the Last Stand Quartet and is a teaching artist for the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as a half marathoner.