In navigating into the next phase of my career, as of March earlier this year, I have stepped away from the piano chair of Southern Cross Soloists.
A brief message as follows.
“After six and a half years of countless concerts and magical artistic experiences, it is with bittersweet feelings that I depart from the SxS piano chair.
I would like to thank all of the SxS musicians (past and present) for their collaboration and beautiful friendships. Many thanks to the amazing management and to the team at QPAC, Bangalow Music Festival and the numerous touring venues that I have had the pleasure to play in during my time with SxS. Finally, thank you to Tania Frazer for welcoming me into the SxS family and for the countless opportunities over the years.”
“Alexandra Flood and Alex Raineri’s music blooms with extra life, texture, and dimension. This is the strength of the collaboration between the two artists, who bring together their respective talents and creative visions, to move, to soothe, and to inspire their audiences.”
The stars align and magic happens whenever Alexandra Flood (soprano) and Alex Raineri (piano) come together to share music close to their hearts. The duo’s choices are characterized by the freshness of the music they present to their audiences. The commentary, which always accompanies their recita...
Tomorrow, Natsuko Yoshimoto and I take to the stage of the Melbourne Digital Concert Hall presenting a gorgeous program of Debussy, Ravel and Franck Sonatas which we presented recently as part of the 2021 Brisbane Music Festival season.
It's only $24 to tune in, and you can watch from anywhere around the world. Be sure to purchase your tix before the 'show time' though the video is available for viewing up to 72 hours after.
“Alex Raineri is a gifted and very fine pianist, technically accomplished with first-rate attention to detail. He produced some truly beautiful, considered playing and ravishing harmonics. He is both a terrific accompanist, as well as a fine soloist in his own right. His playing of both the softer passages, predominantly in the French repertoire of Debussy and Ravel, as well as the delightful Heggie work, alongside such fiendishly fast and difficult pieces as the Dvořák Gypsy songs and Rachmaninov songs, was exemplary. The piano certainly came into its own in many of the delicate and fiery works.”
2 weeks ago
Next up in the concert calendar! Alexandra Flood and I have been hard at work preparing amazing works by Debussy, Ravel, Szymanowski, Rachmaninoff, Kate Miller Heidke and more. Only a few tix left to each show. Thank you Opera Queensland for featuring us in your studio series 🥰 https://t.co/ocQ4B9wh9a