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Friday, October 29, 2010

Alessio Bax in Concert @ Gardner Concert Hall (Salt Lake City: November 16th)


Winner of the 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Italian pianist Alessio Bax is making a stop on his world tour to perform in concert on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Libby Gardner Concert Hall at the University of Utah. Co-sponsored by the University of Utah Department of Music and the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, the program will include works of Bach, Brahms, Granados, and Bartók. Mr. Bax will also offer a master class, free and open to the public, on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 10:45 a.m. in Dumke Recital Hall, the University of Utah Campus.

A true virtuoso and sensation in the music world, Alessio Bax is consistently praised for his lyrical playing and insightful interpretations. Since taking first prizes at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan and the Leeds International Pianoforte Competition, he has won audiences across the globe. For his recent CD, "Bach Transcribed," Gramophone magazine lauded his "stylistic perception and palette of tone-colours ... together with a level of technical control that gives new meaning to the word 'awesome'," and noted that “his playing quivers with an almost hypnotic intensity.”

Bax's extensive concerto repertoire has led to appearances with more than 80 orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National, Dallas Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Houston Symphony, Rome Symphony, Hungarian Symphony, NHK Symphony, Tokyo Symphony and New Japan Philharmonic.

For more information on Alessio Bax and his program, please visit www.bachauer.com. Tickets are $15 general admission or $5 students with ID. Tickets are available at www.kingtix.org or by calling 801-581-7100.

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