"As a voyager of the keys, Raineri is courageous. He doesn’t shy away from risk in his drive towards dramatic moments.” Limelight Magazine, 2018

"...a brilliant young musician who presents with enthralling musicianship and interpretation, not only through the hands and fingers, but with noticeably everchanging subtle control of both soft and damper pedals.” Otago Times, 2019 

“...he shone as a soloist of superb virtuosic skill and musicality, leaving the audience with an audible buzz.” Limelight Magazine, 2015

"The most impressive aspect of this year’s Brisbane Music Festival was the central performer’s ability (Alex Raineri—also the artistic director of the festival), to not only curate this month-long event of music concerts, but to perform its entire piano oeuvre, with music ranging from well-known classics to just-written compositions.” Brisbane Stage, 2019 

“...[Natalie] Clein and Raineri showed great chemistry throughout the four movements [of the Shostakovich Cello Sonata], no mean feat when they can’t have played together live many times before.” Limelight Magazine, 2017

“A born communicator...” The Australian, 2014

"Liszt's Dante Sonata is so forbiddingly difficult to play that only a favoured few have the courage and ability to present it in public. And at his recital at the weekend, it was abundantly clear that Alex Raineri is one of that small band.” The West Australian, 2013

"...pianist Alex Raineri stole the show. Increasingly, his own original approaches permeate the repertoire he champions and yet he is faithful to each composer’s style ... Raineri’s flexing rhythmical flair was demonstrated to advantage in his lovingly shaped, dazzling take on Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. He expertly matched and contrasted and teased and synchronised with the supportive orchestra…” Limelight Magazine, 2019 

“...a curator and pianist of imagination and daring.” Classic Melbourne, 2016

“Clarity and expressiveness were to the fore and it was remarkable how well the subtlety of his playing throughout the whole program could be heard...” Classic Melbourne, 2015

“...prodigy, virtuoso AND impresario.” St Kilda News, 2016

"Raineri showed superlative technique and sustained brilliance of tone and dynamic, with some gutsy left-hand and thrilling right-hand tremolos, throughout the programme.” Limelight Magazine, 2016

"On the last day of the festival Alex Raineri gave a gentle, persuasive, and beautiful account of Mozart’s great C major piano concerto, K 467...” Australian Stage, 2016

"His recital certainly revealed a brilliantly talented musician with a complete understanding of his chosen instrument, and an ability to perform varied repertoire with sensitive interpretation and immaculate delivery... Raineri has immaculately clean, neat finger action at all times, and both feet seem automatic in their control of dampers and pianissimo, with never a blurred harmonic... utter control of clarity at unrelenting pace. A brilliant recital.” Otago Times, 2016

“...pianist Alex Raineri flawlessly recites some of Mozart's moving arias.” The Northern Star, 2017

"Pianist Alex Raineri and percussionist Angus Wilson gave a superlatively virtuosic and dramatic performance of the four movement work [Philippe Hurel’s Tombeau in memoriam Gerard Grisey], which is so brimming with challenges as to be virtually created to fail.” Partial Durations, 2015

"He's going to be a great ambassador for Australia with his music.” Leah Purcell - ABC 7:30 Report, 2006

“Taking on the full weight of his undertaking, Brisbane Music Festival director Alex Raineri finished the 10-event series with a solo recital ... this young musician has his own specific insights and interpretative mannerisms, more than enough to have made this experience well worthwhile.” Clive O’Connell 2019 

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Alex Raineri Pianist15 hours ago
Enjoy this magical lament by Ellen Zwilich which I was privileged to record recently with the fabulous Marian Heckenberg as part of Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra’s 5@5 series.
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Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra
For today's 5@5 with Camerata, we are thrilled to present dynamic duo, Alex Raineri and Marian Heckenberg.

As introduced in the episode by Marian, Camerata's Principal Double Bassist, they'll be performing Lament by American violinist, composer and academic Ellen Zwilich. Among many other accolades, Zwilich was the first female composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Classical pianist Alex Raineri, was recently described by Limelight Magazine as “a soloist of superb skill and musicality”, and is also the Artistic Director of Brisbane Music Festival. For those fortunate enough to snag a ticket, Alex performed a sold-out recital earlier this year with Brendan Joyce at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art presented by Camerata.

We hope you enjoy this moving edition of 5@5 with Camerata, featuring Marian Heckenberg and Alex Raineri.

#TuneInTuneOutWithCamerata
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Alex Raineri Pianist3 days ago
So excited for tomorrow's Brisbane Music Festival performance with Paul Dean & Trish Dean! Hope you can join us for some gorgeous music which i'm so thrilled to be playing with these wonderful friends and colleagues 😍

https://brismusicfestival.com/9-the-romantics/
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Alex Raineri Pianist6 days ago
The next BMF chapter live-streams this Saturday. Join us for some incredible music with one of Australia's powerhouse musical couples!

Tix only $30 and go directly to supporting artists in this time of crisis.
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Alex Raineri Pianist7 days ago
A pleasure to kind-of-collaborate with the incredible Lorina Gore in another episode of Opera Queensland’s ‘Aria A Day’ series 😇
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Opera Queensland
From Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales soprano Lorina Gore shares Sondheim’s ‘Green Finch and Linnet Bird’, from 'Sweeney Todd'. Lorina is joined by her foster rabbit and pianist Alex Raineri.

LORINA GORE
‘Green Finch and Linnet Bird’
from ‘Sweeney Todd’
by Stephen Sondheim
Piano Alex Raineri
#AnAriaADay #ThisIsOpera
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Alex Raineri Pianist1 week ago
A pleasure to contribute to Melbourne Chamber Orchestra’s ‘Moments Musicaux’ series with Courtenay Cleary who I have had the great pleasure of collaborating with recently for a number of shows.

Enjoy this exquisite gem of a piece by Amy Beach 😍
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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra
Moments Musicaux #5! This time we have frequent MCO violinist Courtenay Cleary, who's recently returned from studying at Juilliard, with pianist Alex Raineri performing American Romantic composer Amy Beach's gorgeous Romance.
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Alex Raineri Pianist1 week ago
So good to revisit Vine’s magical Flute & Piano Sonata with this talented flautist 👌🎶

Take a listen when you have a moment! 😜

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2 weeks ago
Live-streaming the next instalment in my Brisbane Music Festival with the fabulous Jenna Robertson (soprano). @jennasop

This evening, 6pm (AEST). We will take you on a journey ‘Around the World’ through song 🎶

https://t.co/L3iOyp9ZRP
2 weeks ago
Also tonight! Playing Strauss’ epic Violin & Piano Sonata with Leanne McGowan this evening on the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall. Join us! 7pm (AEST). https://t.co/D1iWrUD57r
2 weeks ago
Thrilled to be joining @CourtenayCleary on the stage of the @QPAC Concert Hall for two sold-out shows. It’s a big and beautiful program including Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata, Janacek’s magical Sonata and Fratres by Arvo Part.

https://t.co/kqgx22Anp8
3 weeks ago
Beyond elated that Chris Dench’s monstrous and beautiful work for me ‘passing bells: day’ has just now been honoured as one of the winners in this years Art Music Awards by @apra australianmusiccentre. This was… https://t.co/QqvkU0HoZJ
3 weeks ago
Thank you @QPAC for opening your doors. So excited and humbled to have played two sold-out shows in the concert hall over the past couple of days 🙏🎶🎹. Looking forward to repeating my slightly mad program on Thursday… https://t.co/4VWA3uLwoM
4 weeks ago
My two solo recitals this week at @QPAC are both sold out and I can't wait to share some music!!

Look out for the QPAC instagram tomorrow as i'll be doing a takeover ;-)

#atqpac #brisbaneanyday #thisisqueensland #itsliveinqueensland #seeaustralia

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