"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 Pianist7 minutes ago
🇮🇪 via Percy 🎶
Alex Raineri Pianist
Brisbane Music Festival
Ahead of ‘Wonderland’, Alex Raineri Pianist takes Grainger’s virtuosic Irish ramble ‘Molly on the Shore’ for a practice run. 🎶

#alexraineri #grainger #mollyontheshore #wonderland #brisbanemusicfestival #tour
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Alex Raineri Pianist1 day ago
Katie Stenzel - Soprano and I are artists in residence next week at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre and the following week take our duo show ‘Wonderland’ to Maleny.

Stay tuned for tour content and show info! 😎
Alex Raineri Pianist
Alex Raineri Pianist1 week ago
I had the great pleasure of interviewing one of Australia’s leading composers, Brett Dean. I am equally pleased to be playing his music in ‘Crimson’ and hope to see some friends at the shows x
Alex Raineri Pianist
Brisbane Music Festival
Composer Brett Dean in discussion with Alex Raineri Pianist, on his work 'Hommage a Brahms' which is featured in 'Crimson' (March 1, 3 + 5).

Tickets at https://brismusicfestival.com/crimson/

Alex Raineri Pianist
Alex Raineri Pianist1 week ago
Playing some excellent music in the coming week. Brisbane friends, please join me!

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Brisbane Music Festival
AD Alex Raineri Pianist on ‘Crimson’ which features next week - March 1, 3 + 5.
Alex Raineri Pianist
Alex Raineri Pianist1 week ago
A interview with my friend and collaborator Jenna Robertson in the lead up to the next festival show. We talk about many big things...and my awesome lamp 💡😂
Alex Raineri Pianist
Brisbane Music Festival
Jenna Robertson interviews BMF Artistic Director Alex Raineri Pianist for Episode 3 of the 2021 ‘Meet the Creative Team’ series.

We hope to see you at Alex’s solo recital ‘Crimson’ next week - March 1st, 3rd and 5th.

Alex Raineri Pianist
Alex Raineri Pianist2 weeks ago
I'm in Adelaide! ... and will be playing my solo Chopin program (below) in four shows over the next two evenings.

Berceuse, Op. 57
Nocturne in Db, Op. 27 #2
Nocturne in C# minor, Op. post
Scherzo No. 3 in C# minor
24 Preludes, Op. 28

Thursday 25th Feb
6:30pm (limited remaining tix)

Friday 26th Feb
6:30pm (SOLD OUT)
8:30pm (limited remaining tix)



16 hours ago
Big thanks to Ross Kay at ABC Wide Bay for chatting to me and Katie Stenzel ahead of 'Wonderland' coming up this week!

Jump to 3hrs 8mins if you'd like to catch the interview.

16 hours ago
Next up for Bris Music Fest! ‘Wonderland’ on tour with Katie Stenzel to Bundaberg and Maleny. https://t.co/AUR9jTUuU2 Raineri_Pianist photo
2 weeks ago
First interstate travel in a while! Solo Chopin recital in Adelaide, four shows over the next two evenings 🎶

3 weeks ago
Huge thanks to all who attended 'Songs of Love and Death' and to our friends at @OperaQueensland for co-presenting our Bris Music Festival opening show. Australian Stage Online have released a lovely review of the event.

3 weeks ago
Liftoff for the 2021 Brisbane Music Festival this evening + tomorrow arvo!

Songs of Love and Death, featuring Jane Sheldon + yours truly. Music by Debussy, Sheldon/Curwin + Messiaen. In partnership with @OperaQueensland

1 month ago
@4mbsclassicfm listeners can now enjoy #alexontheairwaves as i’m now one of the team of presenters 🤟🎶 #4mbs #radio #classical https://t.co/G8Ur7oj8JX





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