Young virtuoso pianist and composer to appear at Italian Week Concert
15 old Brisbane-based pianist and composer, Alex Raineri will join a number of internationally acclaimed artists appearing at the Italian Week celebration concert at the Southbank Suncorp Piazza on 1 June 2008.
Alex is also a 2008 finalist in the ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards, Australia's most prestigious competition for young Australian performers under the age of 30. Alex will play Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Queensland Orchestra at the Queensland Conservatorium Theatre on 13th June 2008, commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets are available through Qtix on 136246 or www.qtix.com.au.
Alex has won many local and national performance and composition awards. In addition, in 2007, Alex was the first young artist selected internationally for a tour of Australia and America with the “Castles and Cathedrals” program. Alex performed in Brisbane, Melbourne and various cities in California, USA. While on tour, Alex was invited to discuss his compositions at a guest lecture/masterclass at California State University at Chico.
Alex has recorded a number of CDs, including When Poets Dreamed (a compilation of neo romantic pieces and own compositions), Tangent (a collaboration with a number of Australian vocalists) and Shadow Sketches (original compositions). A new CD, Shadow Dancing, which will contain original works, is currently being compiled. He has also performed and recorded with Australian vocalists Leah Purcell, Evelyn Duprai, Isis Ashton and Jodi Phillis.
Alex was the subject of a television feature story on Australian ABC television’s The 7.30 Report (2006) and Sunday Arts (2007) and has also appeared on Channel 10’s 9AM show with David and Kim in October 2007. Alex’s music is played on various radio stations in Australia, including ABC, 2MBS, 3MBS, 4MBS, and in California.
Further details can be found at www.myspace.com/alexraineri.