Pianist Alessio Bax, First Prize winner at the Leeds and Hamamatsu international piano competitions, is a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient. He has appeared as soloist with over 100 orchestras worldwide, including the London and Royal Philharmonic orchestras, Houston Symphony, NHK Symphony in Japan, and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle.
Recent highlights include performances with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic under Yuri Temirkanov, Dallas Symphony under Jaap van Zweden, concerts at New York's Carnegie Hall, Washington's Kennedy Center, and a South American tour with Joshua Bell.
Among his festival appearances are London's International Piano Series (Queen Elizabeth Hall), Switzerland's Verbier, England's Aldeburgh and Bath festivals, USA's Bravo! Vail and [email protected], and the Ruhr Klavier-Festival, BeethovenFest Bonn, and Schloss Elmau in Germany.
Mr. Bax's acclaimed discography includes Mozart's Piano Concertos K. 491 and K. 595 (2013), Alessio Bax Plays Brahms (Gramophone "Critic's Choice"), Rachmaninov: Preludes and Melodies (American Record Guide "Critics' Choice"), Bach Transcribed, and Baroque Reflections (Gramophone "Editor's Choice").
At age 14, he graduated with top honors from the conservatory of his hometown, Bari, Italy, and after further studies in Europe moved to the US in 1994. A Steinway artist, he resides in New York City with his wife, pianist Lucille Chung. Mr. Bax is a former member of Chamber Music Society Two and a current Artist of the Society.