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, Royal, and St. Petersburg Philharmonics; Japan’s NHK Symphony; and the Boston, Dallas, Cincinnati, and City of Birmingham Symphonies. Since summer 2017 he has served as Artistic Director of Tuscany’s Incontri in Terra di Siena festival, having also appeared at such international festivals as Music@Menlo, Santa Fe Chamber Music, Verbier, Risor, Ruhr Piano, Beethovenfest, Aldeburgh, Bath, and the International Piano Series. As a chamber musician, he regularly collaborates with his wife, pianist Lucille Chung, violinists Joshua Bell and Daishin Kashimoto, flutist Emmanuel Pahud, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. May 2018 saw him release Beethoven’s “Emperor” concerto with the Southbank Sinfonia. His discography also features solo albums of Mussorgsky and Scriabin, Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” and “Moonlight” Sonatas, Brahms’s piano music, Bach transcriptions, and Rachmaninov’s Preludes and 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. He joins the teaching faculty of New England Conservatory in fall 2019.