Artistic Director
Brisbane Music Festival
Alex Raineri

Alex Raineri


Australian classical pianist Alex Raineri is internationally active as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician.

International performances include tours throughout California, South-East Asia, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Germany and Austria.

The recipient of many awards including the Kerikeri International Piano Competition and Australian National Piano Award, Alex has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Radio NZ, California Capital Public Radio, ABC Classic FM and all of the Australian MBS Networks. As a concerto soloist he has featured with the Queensland, Tasmanian, Darwin and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, Bangalow Festival Orchestra and the Queensland Pops Orchestra.

Alex is the artistic director of the annual Brisbane Music Festival and pianist with the Southern Cross Soloists. Significant chamber partnerships include; Andreas Ottensamer, Natalie Clein, TwoSet Violin, Sara Macliver, Brett Dean, Kathryn Stott, and many more. He is a passionate exponent of contemporary music having commissioned over 50 new works and has performed over 100 World Premieres to date.

Alex Raineri will appear in recital with soprano Alexandra Flood on 17 & 18 September, and Shaun Brown and Sarah Crane as part of the Brisbane Music Festival in A Poet’s Love 26 & 27 November.

Past Performances

12 & 13 February 2021

Recital Songs of Love and Death – Jane Sheldon & Alex Raineri

Praised by The Washington Post as “a stunning performer”, acclaimed Australian soprano and composer, Jane Sheldon, specialises in exploratory chamber music. The recital will enchant and haunt in equal measure,…

4 & 5 June 2021

Recital Death Becomes Her – Eva Kong & Alex Raineri

For soprano Eva Kong, each death scene she portrays on stage makes her feel more alive away from the spotlight. Eva presents a program of songs from Debussy’s Quatre Chansons…

17 & 18 September 2021

Recital Eastern Promises – Alexandra Flood & Alex Raineri

After their sold-out performance in 2019, supremely talented young Australian duo Alexandra Flood and Alex Raineri return to the Opera Queensland Studio for an evening exploring the influence of middle…

26 & 27 November

Recital A Poet’s Love – Sarah Crane, Shaun Brown & Alex Raineri

A Poet’s Love embodies the very essence of romanticism. In our second recital in collaboration with the 2021 Brisbane Music Festival, join soprano Sarah Crane, baritone Shaun Brown and the…

28 August

Event 40 & Fabulous

Opera Queensland’s 40th anniversary gala is set to be the ultimate black-tie birthday celebration. ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT To complement the spectacular setting at the Brisbane Racing Club, we have curated a…

19 & 20 August 2022

Recital Homegrown – Rebecca Cassidy & Alex Raineri

Themes of nature, motherhood and deep spiritual connection to place pervade this program of music exclusively composed by Australian women. Soprano, Rebecca Cassidy, is a recent Opera Queensland Young Artist….

Friday 17 – Saturday 18 March 2023

Recital Poulenc: An Ode to My Favourite Composer – Irena Lysiuk

Irena Lysiuk and Alex Raineri deliver two intimate performances as part of the Opera Queensland Studio Series. The Opera Queensland Studio Series returns in 2023 with a new cast of…

Friday 31 March – Saturday 1 April 2023

Recital I Still Call Australia Home – Paul Tabone and Mirusia

An Evening with Australia’s Finest Classical Crossover Exports Paul Tabone, Mirusia and Alex Raineri deliver two intimate performances as part of the Opera Queensland Studio Series. The Opera Queensland Studio…

Friday 23 – Saturday 24 June 2023

Recital Reaching for the Moon – Lorina Gore

Songs from the Silver Screen and Beyond Lorina Gore and Alex Raineri deliver two intimate performances as part of the Opera Queensland Studio Series. You may have experienced Lorina Gore’s…

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