"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 Pianist4 days ago
The Brisbane Music Festival continues on Saturday 15th August with Eva Kong (soprano) and myself live-streamed in recital.

Music by Debussy, Poulenc, Massenet, Villa-Lobos, Rachmaninoff, Szymanowski, John Adams and traditional Korean folk songs.

https://brismusicfestival.com/6-eva/
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Alex Raineri Pianist6 days ago
A great pleasure to have contributed some scales and rumbles to Warwick Fyfe’s performance of this powerful aria from Beethoven’s Fidelio. Another excellent chapter in Opera Queensland’s ‘An Aria A Day’ project.
Alex Raineri Pianist
Opera Queensland
Premiering in 1805, 'Fidelio' is Beethoven’s only opera. Here Sydney-based baritone Warwick Fyfe performs Pizarro’s rousing Act 1 aria ‘Ha! welch ein Augenblick!’

WARWICK FYFE
‘Ha! welch ein Augenblick!’
from 'Fidelio'
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Alex Raineri
#ThisIsOpera #AnAriaADay

Did you know… A theatrical mask features on the Beethoven monument by Kaspar von Zumbusch in Vienna, commemorating the composer’s only opera in the city where it premiered.
Alex Raineri Pianist
Alex Raineri Pianist1 week ago
My arrangement of the title number from tonight’s show! Hope you can join us 😇
Alex Raineri Pianist
Brisbane Music Festival
A little teaser for tonight’s live-streamed show featuring the Southern Cross Soloists. Plenty of time to secure a seat, jump over to www.brismusicfestival.com to purchase your tickets 👌🎶🇫🇷
Alex Raineri Pianist
Alex Raineri Pianist1 week ago
Tomorrow (August 1st) the Brisbane Music Festival features the Southern Cross Soloists and i'm so excited to be sharing the stage of my music studio with a few of my colleagues/friends from the ensemble Jonathan Henderson, Tania Frazer and Alan Smith. Hope you can join us for a program of fabulous French music!

https://brismusicfestival.com/5-la-vie-en-rose/
Alex Raineri Pianist
Alex Raineri Pianist1 week ago
Another triumph in Opera Queensland’s ‘Aria A Day’ project which I was thrilled to contribute pianistic support for. A spectacular performance by Elizabeth A Lewis 👏👏👏
Alex Raineri Pianist
Opera Queensland
Mourning the death of her father, Donna Anna begs Don Ottavio, her betrothed, to stop talking about marriage until she has time to grieve in this aria beautifully and painfully brought to life by soprano Elizabeth Lewis.

ELIZABETH LEWIS
‘Non mi dir’ from 'Don Giovanni'
by W. A. Mozart
Piano Alex Raineri
#ThisIsOpera #AnAriaADay

The libretto for Mozart’s 'Don Giovanni' was billed as a dramma giocoso, a common designation of its time that denotes the fusing of serious and comic action. However, Mozart described the work as an opera buffa. Although sometimes classified as comic, it blends comedy, melodrama and supernatural elements.

Opera Queensland respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Lands across Australia and pays respect to their ancestors who came before them and to Elders past, present and emerging.
Alex Raineri Pianist
Alex Raineri Pianist2 weeks ago
For anyone that might have missed yesterday’s concert at UQ School of Music with Sarah Crane, Patrick Murphy and Shaun Brown. Enjoy 😊

https://youtu.be/8SCME8GUJ4M
Alex Raineri Pianist
Sarah Crane, Patrick Murphy & Alex Raineri
Be swept along on a sea of romance with Soprano Sarah Crane, Cellist Patrick Murphy, Pianist Alex Raineri, and Baritone Shaun Brown. This concert will lead y...
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4 weeks ago
Fun rehearsal with composer Elaine Seeto before recording her work ‘Lion Spirit Dance’ in the studio later today #isoprojects #recording #newmusic #elaineseeto #bloodpaths @ New Farm, Queensland https://t.co/O8VTDucUEx
1 month ago
Lil bit of practice on the tin-can before today’s concert of Bach and Handel at the UQ School of Music with Huw Jones, Adam Chalabi and Patrick Murphy. Y’all can tune into the livestream at… https://t.co/sRmqqOpR2H
2 months ago
Ya boy has had a big day! Literally straight after the brisbanemusicfestival opening show finished I was thrilled to be part of the @QPAC celebration of Qld Day ‘True North’ with my incredible colleagues from… https://t.co/zuLlYCklOk
4 months ago
Little piece in today’s paper! Happy to be in such stellar company with @jaysongillham evakdiva_sop and Tahu Matheson. Thanks Phil Brown for those piece in today’s couriermail @qweekend and really looking forward to… https://t.co/BNectVHnwO

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