Pianist Alessio Bax — a First Prize winner at both the Leeds and Hamamatsu International Piano Competitions, and the recipient of a 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant — has appeared with more than 100 orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Japan’s NHK Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and City of Birmingham Symphony. In summer 2017 he launched a three-season appointment as Artistic Director of Tuscany’s Incontri in Terra di Siena festival, having also appeared at such festivals as [email protected], Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Verbier Festival, Risor Festival, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Beethovenfest, Aldeburgh Festival, Bath Festival, and International Piano Series. An accomplished chamber musician, his regular collaborators include his wife, pianist Lucille Chung, violinist Joshua Bell, Daishin Kashimoto, and Emmanuel Pahud, and musicians of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. May 2018 saw the release of his recording of Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto with the Southbank Sinfonia. His discography features solo albums of Mussorgsky and Scriabin, Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” and “Moonlight” Sonatas, Alessio Bax plays Brahms, Bach Transcribed, and Rachmaninov: Preludes & Melodies. At 14, Bax graduated with top honors from the conservatory of Bari, his hometown in Italy, and after further studies in Europe, he moved to the U.S. in 1994.