Pianist Alessio Bax is praised for his lyrical playing, insightful interpretations, and
dazzling facility. First prize winner at the Leeds and Hamamatsu international piano
competitions and a 2009 recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant, he has appeared as
soloist with more than 90 orchestras, including the London and Royal philharmonic
orchestras, Dallas and Houston symphony orchestras, NHK Symphony Orchestra in Japan, St.
Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with Yuri Temirkanov, and City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle.
During the 2012-2013 season, Mr. Bax returns as soloist with the St. Petersburg
Philharmonic Orchestra under Temirkanov for the opening of the St. Petersburg Winter
Festival, performs with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden at Bravo! Vail
Valley Music Festival, and collaborates with Finnish conductor Pietari Inkinen in Denmark.
He performs solo recitals in New York, Boston, St. Paul, Atlanta, and Washington, DC, as
well as in Venezuela, South Korea, and Japan. Mr. Bax also tours South America with
violinist Joshua Bell, returns to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and performs
on tour with his wife and frequent duo partner pianist Lucille Chung.
February 2013 marked the release of Mr. Bax's recording of Mozart's piano concertos K. 491
and K. 595 with London's Southbank Sinfonia, following the fall release of Alessio Bax
Plays Brahms, both for Signum Classics. Also in his acclaimed discography are
Rachmaninoff: Preludes & Melodies (American Record Guide
Critics' Choice 2011), Bach Transcribed, and Baroque Reflections
(Gramophone Editor's Choice).
Mr. Bax's international festival appearances have included London's International Piano
Series (Queen Elizabeth Hall), Verbier in Switzerland, England's Aldeburgh and Bath
festivals, and the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Beethovenfest, and Schloss Elmau festival in
Germany. He has performed solo recitals in Rome, Madrid, Mexico City, Paris, London, Tel
Aviv, Tokyo, Seoul, and Hong Kong.
At age 14, Mr. Bax graduated with top honors from the conservatory in his hometown of
Bari, Italy. After further studies in Europe, he moved to the United States in 1994. A
Steinway artist, he resides in New York City with his wife.