Pianist Alex Raineri presents two masterpieces of the nineteenth-century piano literature, Chopin’s monumental 24 Preludes and Schumann’s Fantasiestucke that traverse a wide spectrum of characters ranging from stormy and unyielding to sublime tenderness.  



Described by Limelight Magazine as “a soloist of superb virtuosic skill and musicality”, Australian pianist Alex Raineri (b.1993) is active as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician, curator and educator.

International performances include tours in California, South-East Asia, United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Germany and Austria. Within Australia he frequently appears at many major music festivals, prominent concert series and throughout regional areas.

Alex has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Radio NZ, California Capital Public Radio, and regularly appears on ABC Classic FM and the Australian MBS Networks. Discography includes; ‘I’ll Walk Beside You’ (ABC Classics) with Teddy Tahu Rhodes and the Southern Cross Soloists, ‘braneworlds’ with Kupka’s Piano, and the impending release of two solo albums ‘Transfiguration’ and ‘Inventions’ in July 2018.

As a concerto soloist he has featured with the Queensland, Tasmanian, Darwin and West Australian Symphony Orchestras, Southern Cross Soloists, Orchestra Victoria, Four Winds Festival Orchestra, Bangalow Festival Orchestra and the Queensland Pops Orchestra.

Alex is the pianist with the Southern Cross Soloists, company in residence at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). He plays in ongoing duo-partnerships with Tabatha McFadyen (soprano) and Angus Wilson (percussion) and was the pianist and co-artistic director of contemporary music ensemble Kupka’s Piano (2012-2018).

Other chamber partnerships include performances with Andreas Ottensamer, Jessica Aszodi, eighth blackbird, ELISION, ensemble interface, Sara Macliver, Natalie Clein, Greta Bradman, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Jack Liebeck, Kathryn Stott, Slava Grigoryan, Brett Dean, Opera Queensland, Ensemble Offspring, Wilma Smith, Orava Quartet, Lisa Moore, James Crabb, Bethany Simons, Andrew Goodwin, Ensemble Nikel, Speak Percussion, Ensemble Nikel, Kroumata Percussion, Alexandra Flood, Camerata, Arcadia Quintet, Michael Houston, Andrew Pelletier, and many others. Cross art-form projects have included collaborations with Expressions Dance Company, Helen Howard & Michael Futcher, Makeshift Dance Collective, and others.



Robert Schumann - Fantasiestucke, Op. 12

Frederic Chopin - 24 Preludes, Op. 28 


Zelman Cowan Building, St Lucia Campus, UQ
Nickson Room