Artistic Director
Brisbane Music Festival
Alex Raineri

Alex Raineri


Hailed as a “born communicator” (The Australian), a “brilliant young musician” (Otago Times), and a “soloist of superb virtuosic skill and musicality” (Limelight), Alex Raineri is active internationally and throughout Australia as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician, writer, producer and educator.

International performances include tours throughout USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Southeast Asia and New Zealand. Within Australia, Alex has appeared as a feature artist in many major festivals and venues. As a concerto soloist he has appeared with the Queensland, Tasmanian, Darwin and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, and others. He has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Radio NZ, California Capital Public Radio, ABC Classic FM and all Australian MBS Networks.

Alex is the Artistic Director of the annual Brisbane Music Festival and the Creative Director of FourthWall Arts. He is a passionate exponent and commissioner of contemporary music, having commissioned over 70 works and given over 130 premieres to date.

Major awards include first prizes in the Kerikeri International Piano Competition and Australian National Piano Award. Alex was a recipient of the Queensland Luminary Award in the APRA/AMCOS Art Music Awards, a Kranichsteiner Musikpries at the Summer Courses for New Music (Darmstadt, Germany), and a prestigious Churchill Fellowship.

Notable collaborations include Andreas Ottensamer, Twoset Violin, eighth blackbird, ELISION, Asko|Schönberg, Lior, Sara Macliver, Mirusia, Natalie Clein, Natsuko Yoshimoto, Karin Schaupp, Greta Bradman, Lorina Gore, Amy Lehpamer, Li Wei Qin, Claire Edwardes, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Jack Liebeck, Kathryn Stott, Slava Grigoryan, Brett Dean, William Barton, Ensemble Offspring, Orava Quartet, and others.

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…

8 & 9 March

Recital Alex Raineri – Speechless

Experience the mesmerising artistry of pianist Alex Raineri as he graces the stage of the Opera Queensland studio in Speechless. Immerse yourself in a captivating program that transforms beloved operatic…

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