Curriculum Vitae

Alex Raineri (pianist) – Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details:


  • Sessional position ‘associate artist / accompanist’ at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University (2017-present)
  • Sessional position ‘associate artist / accompanist’ at the University of Queensland (2016-present)
  • Southern Cross Soloists ( – pianist (2015-present)
  • Kupka’s Piano ( – pianist and co-artistic director (2012-2018)


  • ‘Transfiguration’ (2018) solo album
  • ‘Inventions’ (2018) solo album (6x world premiere recordings)
  • ‘I’ll Walk Beside You’ (2018 – ABC Classics) Teddy Tahu Rhodes and the Southern Cross Soloists
  • ‘braneworlds’ (2017) Kupka’s Piano (4x world premiere recordings)

Education / Qualifications:

  • Currently completing Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University, under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Emmerson (2015-present)
  • Fellowship Program at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) (2016)
  • Professional Performance Program at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) (2014-2015)
  • Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance (First Class Honours) from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University (2010-2013)
  • Certificate in Music Studies from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University (2009)
  • Licentiate Diploma in Performance with the Australian Music Examinations Board (2009)
  • Licentiate Diploma with Distinction with Trinity College of Music, London (2008)

Collaborations / Significant Performances:

  • Passionate advocate for new music having given 53 World Premiere performances and 86 Australian Premiere performances (including works by Helmut Lachenmann, Steve Reich, John Cage, Morton Feldman/Samuel Beckett, Georges Aperghis, Hans Werner Henze, Beat Furrer, Gyorgy Kurtag) (2008-present)
  • Commissioner of new solo keyboard works from Australian composers James Ledger, Chris Dench, Samantha Wolf, Samuel Smith, Liam Flenady and Corrina Bonshek (2016-2018)
  • Commissioner of new chamber works (via Kupka’s Piano) by 12 Australian composers (2012-2017)
  • Performances internationally in Germany, United Kingdom, South-East Asia, New Zealand, Ireland, America and Austria. National profile performing extensively throughout Australian major cities and regional areas (2007-present)
  • Multiple recital broadcasts on ABC Classic FM, national MBS networks, BBC Radio 3, Radio NZ and California Capital Public Radio (2007-present)
  • Concerto performances with the Queensland, West Australian, Tasmanian and Darwin Symphony Orchestras, Southern Cross Soloists, Orchestra Victoria, Queensland Pops Orchestra, Four Winds Festival Orchestra, Bangalow Festival Orchestra and the Queensland Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra (2008-2017)
  • Associate artist / duo partnerships with Andreas Ottensamer, Opera Queensland, Greta Bradman, Jack Liebeck, Kathryn Stott, Sara Macliver, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, William Barton, ELISION Ensemble, eighth blackbird, James Crabb, Ensemble Offspring, Slava Grigoryan, Brett Dean, Paul Dean, Camerata of St John’s, and others (2011-present)
  • Cross art-form collaborations with Expressions Dance Company, Helen Howard (actor), Michael Futcher (actor/director) and Makeshift Dance Collective (2015-2017)
  • Appearances in/at; Utzon Music Series (2014, 2016 & 2017), Melbourne Recital Centre (2014-2017), Bangalow Music Festival (2014-2017), Bendigo Festival of Exploratory Music (2015 & 2017), Port Fairy Spring Music Festival (2015 & 2016), Four Winds Festival (2016), Canberra International Music Festival (2015), Music by the Sea Festival (2015 & 2016), Castlemaine Festival (2016), 3MBS Brahms & Mendelssohn Marathons (2015 & 2016), Australian Piano Duo Festival (2014 & 2016), Brisbane Baroque Festival (2015), Queensland Music Festival (2015 & 2017), QSOCurrent (2015 & 2016), 4MBS Festival of Classics (2014-2016), International Summer Courses for New Music – Darmstadt, Germany (2014 & 2016), Impuls Academy – Graz, Austria (2017) and others

Significant Awards:

  • Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Brisbane (2014-2017)
  • Funding for various projects from the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Queensland and the Australian Cultural Fund (2014-2017)
  • Freedman Classical Music Fellowship Finalist (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Michael Kieran Harvey Scholarship, Australia (2016)
  • Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship, Toowoomba (2014)
  • Theme & Variations Foundation Scholarship, Sydney (2014)
  • Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University Postgraduate Award (2014)
  • Winner, ANAM Concerto Competition, Hobart (2014)
  • Winner, Australian National Piano Award, Shepparton (2014)
  • ‘Kranichsteiner Stipendium Musikpries’ at the 2014 International Summer Courses for New Music, Darmstadt, Germany (2014)
  • Winner, Kerikeri International Piano Competition, Bay of Islands, New Zealand (2014)
  • Second Prize, Mietta Song Competition, Melbourne (2014)
  • National finalist x3 in the Symphony Australia ABC Young Performer Awards, Melbourne/Perth/Brisbane (2013, 2011, 2008)
  • Griffith University Medal upon graduation from Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (2013)
  • Award for Academic Excellence, Griffith University (2013, 2012, 2011 & 2010)
  • Prizewinner, Sydney International Piano Competition, Sydney (2012)
  • Third Prize, Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, Brisbane (2011)
  • Winner, Allison/Henderson Sydney Eisteddfod Piano Scholarship, Sydney (2011)

Non-Performance Work Experience:

  • Co-Artistic Director of Kupka’s Piano – arts administration (2012-2018)
  • Private teaching practice (2010-present)
  • Panellist for ‘Instrumental Work of the Year’ for the APRA/AMCOS Art Music Awards (2017)
  • Educational concert at St Rita’s College, Brisbane (2017)
  • Tutoring of senior music students at Ipswich Girls Grammar School, Brisbane (2016)
  • Masterclass with tertiary keyboard students at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand (2016)
  • Masterclass with tertiary keyboard and composition students at the University of Western Australia, Perth (2016)
  • Lessons with young festival artists at the Bangalow Music Festival, NSW (2016)
  • Educational performances and presentations at the Southern Cross Soloists Spring Music School, Brisbane (2015)
  • Masterclass with senior secondary students at Scots College, Sydney (2014)
  • Pianist for various dance classes at 2Ballerinas (2011-2012)

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