Alex Raineri

Alex Raineri presents a solo piano recital of well-loved masterworks and exciting contemporary repertoire. Featuring pieces such as Ludwig van Beethoven’s famous ‘Moonlight’ Sonata, the concert also includes works by Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt, Beat Furrer and a newly commissioned work for piano and electronics by talented young Melbourne composer Luke Paulding.

Based in both Melbourne and Brisbane, twenty-two year old pianist Alex Raineri is currently under the tutelage of Leah Horwitz OAM and Timothy Young. An active recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist, Alex’s performance experience includes tours of California, South-East Asia, Germany and a vast amount of engagements in Australia including several broadcasts on ABC Classic FM and the MBS Networks.

He has performed concertos with the Queensland, West Australian and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. Some notable competition successes include: Kerikeri International Piano Competition (1st prize, 2014), Australian National Piano Award (1st prize, 2014), ANAM Concerto Competition (winner, 2014), Sydney International Piano Competition (youngest Australian prizewinner, 2012), Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition (3rd Prize, 2011), national finalist in the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer Awards (in 2013, 2011 & 2008), Sydney Eisteddfod Allison/Henderson Scholarship and Matana Foundation for Young People Scholarship (winner of both in 2011) and the Mietta Song Competition (2nd Prize and Audience Prize, 2014) among others.

Alex is the pianist and co-artistic director of the Brisbane contemporary music ensemble Kupka’s Piano. The group recently performed at the International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany, where Alex was awarded a prestigious Kranichstein ‘Stipendium’ Musikpries.

After graduating in 2013 with First Class Honours and a University Medal from a Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Griffith University), Alex is now undertaking a Master of Music Research, run concurrently through the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and the Queensland Conservatorium.

Thursday 24 September 2015
8pm – 10pm
Araluen Arts Centre
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Adult $39.00 Concession $35.00 Friends of the Araluen Arts Centre $32.00