On February 12, the Flint Symphony Orchestra will continue the 2021-2022 season’s Classical Concert Series, “RENEWAL The Timeless Healing Power of Music Inspired by Nature.” The FSO and Maestro Enrique Diemecke will be joined by multi-award-winning Steinway Artist, Alessio Bax.
At the record age of 14, Alessio Bax graduated with top honors from the Niccolò Piccinni Conservatory in his hometown of Bari, Italy where his teacher was Angela Montemurro. He studied in France with Francois-Joël Thiollier and attended the Chigiana Academy in Siena, Italy under Joaquín Achúcarro.
In 1994, Bax moved to Dallas, TX to continue his studies with Achúcarro at Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts. In 2009, he was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant and four years later, received both the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award and Lincoln Center’s 2013 Martin E. Segal Award for Emerging Artists. In fall 2019, Bax joined the piano faculty of Boston’s New England Conservatory.
Bax is said to be without a doubt “among the most remarkable young pianists now before the public.”
Combining exceptional lyricism and insight with consummate technique, Bax catapulted to prominence with First Prize wins at both the Leeds and Hamamatsu International Piano Competitions, and is now a familiar face on five continents, not only as a recitalist and chamber musician, but also as a concerto soloist who has appeared with more than 100 orchestras, including the London, Royal and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestras; the Boston, Dallas, Sydney and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras; and the NHK Symphony in Japan, collaborating with such eminent conductors as Marin Alsop, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir Simon Rattle, Yuri Temirkanov, and Jaap van Zweden.
Recent performance seasons have seen Bax make his solo recital debut at London’s Wigmore Hall, which aired live on BBC Radio 3, and give concerts at L.A.’s Disney Hall, Washington’s Kennedy Center and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Beyond the concert hall, Bax is known for his longtime obsession with fine food; as a 2013 New York Times profile noted, he is not only notorious for hosting “epic” multi-course dinner parties, but often spends intermissions dreaming of meals to come.
GRIEG Piano Concerto, op. 16, A Minor
COPLAND Appalachian Spring: Suite
February 12, 2022 7:30PM | The Whiting
For tickets, call 810.237.7333.