Alex Raineri


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Hailed as a "born communicator" (The Australian), Alex Raineri is a classically-trained musician that is active Internationally and throughout Australia as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician, writer, producer and educator. He lives and works on Jagera and Turrbul Country, in Brisbane/Meanjin.

Alex is the Artistic Director of the annual Brisbane Music Festival. He is a passionate exponent and commissioner of Contemporary Art Music (new classical/concert music), having given 127 World Premieres + 163 Australian Premieres to date. He has commissioned over 70 works, a significant contribution to Australian Art Music. Alex's body of work embodies performance of music both old and new. It is through the latter in which his artistic fires most strongly resonate. Generating and collaborating on vibrant, innovative new work is a focal point of Alex's artistic practice. He is an ambassador for Australian music Internationally, and a sector-leader within the Australian arts scene.

International performances include tours throughout America, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Southeast Asia, 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, Queensland Pops Orchestra. He has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Radio NZ, California Capital Public Radio, ABC Classic FM.

Major awards include the Kerikeri International Piano Competition and Australian National Piano Award. He was the recipient of the Queensland Luminary Award in the 2021 APRA/AMCOS Art Music Awards and received a Kranichsteiner Musikpries at the International Summer Courses for New Music (Darmstadt, Germany). Additionally to a full-time performative profile, Alex is a radio-presenter on 4MBS Classic FM, a reviewer for The Music Trust’s ‘Loudmouth’, and holds associate artist positions at both the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University + University of Queensland.


The Dame Roma Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to research performance practices embodied within contemporary art music

The Dame Roma Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to research performance practices embodied within contemporary art music

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Alex Raineri

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