Instrumentalist - Piano
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Pianist Alessio Bax creates “a ravishing listening experience” with his lyrical playing, insightful interpretations, and dazzling facility. “His playing quivers with an almost hypnotic intensity,” says Gramophone magazine, leading to what the Dallas Morning News calls “an out-of-body experience.” First Prize winner at the Leeds and Hamamatsu international piano competitions—and a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient—he has appeared as soloist with over 100 orchestras, including the London and Royal Philharmonic orchestras, the Dallas and Houston symphonies, the NHK Symphony in Japan, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic with Yuri Temirkanov, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle.

 

Posted: Apr-28-2015
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Classic FM features Alessio Bax's latest album Lullabies for Mila, a collection of songs dedicated to his daughter, in an article entitled "How to calm your baby: pianist Alessio Bax has the answer."

Posted: Jan-28-2016
Latest Acclaim

"The simplicity and style of all the short tracks on this recording is misleading, belying a hard worked for delicate touch and thorough musicality. Yet this unselfconscious and simple playing is the most appealing to us all, infants and adults alike. I found myself greatly enjoying this calming recording and surprisingly relaxed. A beautiful achievement without verging into the saccharine."

— NE:MM
Posted: Jan-9-2016
Latest Recording

Alessio Bax dedicates an album to his daughter Mila, compiling works from his past Signum albums – including performances with Lucille Chung and Southbank Sinfonia – as well as a new recording of the Nocturne from Grieg’s Lyric Pieces.

Alessio begins the album with a touching dedication: “This album is not only a carefully curated playlist of soothing classics to calm a baby and perhaps make him or her fall asleep quicker. It is also a gift from parents to their children, with the hope that they will share music with their loved ones, not just to entertain them but also to enrich their lives. It is a gift from me to other parents, so that at the end of what might have been a challenging and difficult day, they might put their feet up and enjoy a seamless stream of great music spanning three centuries. And it is a little gift from me to my daughter that I hope will enable me, one day, to say thank you for everything she has done and will continue to do to for us and for this world.”

Posted: Jan-8-2016
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Posted: Dec-11-2012