Wigmore Hall’s Leeds Piano Festival series includes this
recital by Alessio Bax, winner of the 2000 Leeds
International Piano Competition.

Combining exceptional lyricism and insight with consummate technique, Alessio Bax is without a doubt “among the most remarkable young pianists now before the public” (Gramophone). He catapulted to prominence with First Prize wins at both the Leeds and Hamamatsu International Piano Competitions, and is now a familiar face on four continents, not only as a recitalist and chamber musician, but as a concerto soloist who has appeared with more than 100 orchestras, including the London and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras, Dallas and Cincinnati Symphonies, NHK Symphony in Japan, St. Petersburg Philharmonic with Yuri Temirkanov, and the City of Birmingham Symphony with Sir Simon Rattle. Alessio Bax graduated with top honors at the record age of 14 from the conservatory of Bari, his hometown in Italy, where his teacher was Angela Montemurro.

 

Programme

 

Alessandro Marcello (1673-1747)

Oboe Concerto in D minor (arr. Bach BWV974)

Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)

Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42

Luigi Dallapiccola (1904-1975)

Quaderno musicale di Annalibera

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, Italie S161

Après une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi sonata