"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 Pianist2 weeks ago
So looking forward to performing Liszt’s ravishing and ridiculous ‘Totentanz’ with the Southern Cross Soloists this Sunday at QPAC.

Very very few tix remaining - https://www.qpac.com.au/event/sxs_returns_20/
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Southern Cross Soloists
SXS’ Alex Raineri Pianist gives a spooktastic pre-Halloween preview of Liszt’s ‘Totentanz’, a virtuosic celebration of all things macabre 🧟‍♂️👻🎃.

This is featured in Sunday’s QPAC performance ‘SXS Returns’. Very limited tix remaining!

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Alex Raineri Pianist2 weeks ago
An excellent review of our final Brisbane Music Festival show 😎

“On Saturday night, I gathered with six friends and some pizza around my tv and waited for the livestream to begin... New Sounds was a refreshing, stimulating concert, perfect for broadening the viewers mind to appreciate experimental music. Angus even performed with a broken leg, so bravo to him! The concert was a fitting way to end the Brisbane Music Festival Streamed Series for 2020.”
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Alex Raineri Pianist2 weeks ago
Another beautiful chapter in Opera Queensland’s ‘An Aria A Day’.

Zara Barrett gives a rousing rendition of Rachmaninoff’s deeply romantic ‘Spring Waters’ with yours truly on 🎹.
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Opera Queensland
Soprano Zara Barrett has been working with Opera Queensland since 2007 in productions including ‘Nabucco’, ‘Turandot’, ‘Aida’ and ‘Tosca’. For An Aria A Day she sings ‘Spring Waters’, the third song in a collection of six romances by Sergei Rachmaninov.

ZARA BARRETT
‘Spring Waters’
by Sergei Rachmaninov
Piano Alex Raineri
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Alex Raineri Pianist2 weeks ago
Thank you to everyone that tuned in from around the globe over the course of our ten-concert digital festival. A heartfelt thank you to my artistic collaborators for being the best creative team ever x

Stay tuned for BMF highlights and 2021 announcements!!

Over and out from the BMF team 😎
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Brisbane Music Festival
Closing Message from AD Alex Raineri Pianist celebrating the 3rd Brisbane Music Festival ‘Streamed Series’. #brisbanemusicfestival #brisbane #digitalconcertseries
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Alex Raineri Pianist3 weeks ago
The final chapter of my Brisbane Music Festival kicks off in just under an hour.

A BMF / Kupka's Piano co-presentation featuring myself and Angus Wilson (percussion) premiering new works by Jodie Rottle, Hannah Reardon-Smith, Jakob Bragg Composer and Samantha Wolf.

I hope you can all join us for the final part of the BMF journey x

https://brismusicfestival.com/10-new-sounds/
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Alex Raineri Pianist4 weeks ago
Schubert’s famous ‘Erlkonig’ - another collab with bassist Marian Heckenberg for Camerata - Queensland's Chamber Orchestra 5@5 Series 🧟‍♂️ 🐎 👦🏼😱
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5@5 with Camerata (Ep86 - Marian Heckenberg and Alex Raineri)
It's Friday and that means another new episode of 5@5 with Camerata - and boy, do we have a dramatic one for you! Artistic Associate, Marian Heckenberg, has ...
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4 weeks ago
Schubert’s famous ‘Erlkonig’ -
another collab with bassist Marian Heckenberg for @camerataQCO 5 @5 Series 🧟‍♂️ 🐎 👦🏼😱 https://t.co/G1NuBNCZUh
2 months 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 months 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 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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

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