ICA is delighted to welcome Italian pianist Alessio Bax to its artist roster
30 Jan 2017
ICA is delighted to welcome Italian pianist Alessio Bax to its artist roster, representing him worldwide excluding North America, South America and Japan.
“Alessio Bax is clearly among the most remarkable young pianists now before the public.” — Gramophone
Alessio Bax, a pianist of authority, elegance and intensity (as described respectively by the Daily Telegraph, the New Yorker and Gramophone), is praised for his lyrical performances and compelling, insightful interpretations. As First Prize winner at the Leeds International Piano Competition, and the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award, Bax is a star on the rise. He has appeared as a soloist with over a hundred orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan’s NHK Symphony, Dallas Symphony with Jaap van Zweden, St. Petersburg Philharmonic with Yuri Temirkanov, and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Sir Simon Rattle.
Highlights of the 2016/2017 season include three appearances at the Wigmore Hall this spring, including a debut solo recital, performances with the Orquesta Nacional de Espana and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, and a return visit to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Alessio is also performing solo recitals in Spain, Italy and California; tours Asia with Daishin Kashimoto and performs with his wife, pianist Lucille Chung, in Guatemala and the US.
His insightful programming led to his recent appointment as Artistic Director of Italy’s Incontri in Terra di Siena Festival for a three-year term starting in 2017.
Alessio recently added a Russian album and a lullaby collection to a burgeoning discography that includes works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Rachmaninov and Stravinsky – all of which have been singled out for distinction by the most discerning critics. Signum Records are currently planning Alessio’s new Beethoven disc to include the 5th Piano Concerto.