Artist Bio

Alessio Bax, piano

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 one hundred orchestras worldwide, including the London Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, NHK Symphony in Japan, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic under Yuri Temirkanov, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle. Recent highlights include return engagements with the Dallas Symphony under Jaap van Zweden and the Royal Philharmonic on tour, performances with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra under Hans Graf and London’s Southbank Sinfonia led by Vladimir Ashkenazy, tours with Joshua Bell, and concerts with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in both New York and Boston. Among festival appearances are London’s International Piano Series, England’s Aldeburgh and Bath festivals, Switzerland’s Verbier Festival, the Risør Festival in Norway, Germany’s Ruhr Klavier-Festival and BeethovenFest, and Bravo! Vail, Music@Menlo, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival in the United States.

Bax’s acclaimed discography includes Beethoven’s Hammerklavier and Moonlight Sonatas (Gramophone Editor’s Choice); Bax & Chung, featuring Stravinsky’s four-hand Pétrouchka; Mozart’s Piano Concerti K. 491 and K. 595; 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 fourteen, he graduated with top honors from the conservatory of his hometown, Bari, Italy, and after further studies in Europe he moved to the United States in 1994. A Steinway artist, Alessio Bax resides in New York City with his wife, pianist Lucille Chung, and their daughter.

Alessio Bax will perform in Carte Blanche Concert I: The Russian Piano (July 17).

2016–2017 Music@Menlo Appearances