Alessio Bax On Tour

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Pianist Alessio Bax makes his Sydney Symphony Orchestra debut three separate programs in Sydney and in regional New South Wales at The Art House, Wyong.

Bax will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K595  in his frst Sydney concert and in Wyong, with Concertmaster Andrew Haveron directing from the violin.

Bax returns to the City Recital Hall, Angel Place for a solo recital featuring works by Bach, Rachmaninoff, Dallapiccola and Liszt.

First Prize winner at both the Leeds and Hamamatsu International Piano Competitions, the Italian born Bax’s career spans four continents as a recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. He has performed with the London and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, Dallas and Cincinnati Symphonies, NHK Symphony in Japan, St. Petersburg Philharmonic with Yuri Temirkanov, and the City of Birmingham Symphony with Sir Simon Rattle.

This season, Bax debuts with three major orchestras. He makes his Boston Symphony Orchestra debut playing Mozart’s C-minor concerto (K.491) with Sir Andrew Davis who will also conduct Bax in for his Melbourne Symphony debut. Bax then directs Mozart’s B-flat major concerto (K.595) from the keyboard in his first performances with the Sydney Symphony.

Bax has an extensive discography and has performed duo recital tours with Joshua Bell and Emmanuel Pahud and given solo recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall and the Leeds Piano Festival.

Alessio Bax graduated with top honors at the record age of 14 from the conservatory of Bari, his hometown in Italy, where his teacher was Angela Montemurro. He studied in France with Francois-Joël Thiollier and attended the Chigiana Academy in Siena under Joaquín Achúcarro. In 1994 he moved to Dallas to continue his studies with Achúcarro at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, where, with Lucille Chung, he is now the Johnson-Prothro Artist-in-Residence. He also serves with Chung as co-artistic director of the Joaquín Achúcarro Foundation, created to support young pianists’ careers. A Steinway artist, Bax lives in New York City with Chung and their four-year-old daughter, Mila.

The programme:

Sydney – 21 March: MOZART Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K595/ BEETHOVEN Symphony No.8, Andrew Haveron violin-director/ Alessio Bax piano
Tickets from: $66, concessions available

Wyong: MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)/MOZART Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K595/BEETHOVEN Symphony No.8, Andrew Haveron violin-director, Alessio Bax piano
Tickets: $59, concessions available

Sydney – 25 March: JS BACH Concerto in D minor, BWV 974 (after Marcello)/ RACHMANINOFF Corelli Variations/ DALLAPICCOLA Annalibera’s Musical Notebook/LISZT St Francis of Assisi’s Sermon to the Birds, S175/1/LISZT Dante Sonata
Alessio Bax piano
Tickets from: $66, concessions available

Bookings: Sydney Symphony Orchestra Box Office on (02) 8215 4600 or choose your seat

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