Twenty-two-year-old pianist Alex Raineri is currently based in both Melbourne and Brisbane. His performance experience includes tours of California, Southeast Asia, England, New Zealand and Germany, as well as a vast amount of recital and chamber music engagements in Australia, including regular broadcasts on ABC Classic FM and the MBS networks. He has performed concertos with the Queensland, Tasmanian and West Australian symphony orchestras, Southern Cross Soloists and Queensland Pops Orchestras.
Having had several successes in the competition field, his major prizes include first prizes in the Kerikeri International Piano Competition, Australian National Piano Award and a Kranichstein Musikpries at the International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt (Germany). Alex is the pianist and co-artistic director of the Brisbane contemporary ensemble, Kupka’s Piano. Other chamber partnerships have been with Andreas Ottensamer, ELISION Ensemble, eighth blackbird, Ensemble Offspring, ensemble interface, Brett Dean and others.
Alex is presently under the tutelage of Leah Horwitz and Timothy Young and is studying at the Australian National Academy of Music. Concurrently he is also undertaking a Doctor of Musical Arts program at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Griffith University) and is a current recipient of a Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship.