Alessio Bax reviews
He successfully combined authority and poetry
Alessio Bax made his first entry and it was clear within minutes that here at last was a pianist with the style, the sound, the breadth of technique and, above all, the ability to listen and participate in a spontaneous give-and-take interpretation with Sir Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Bax pulled together that perfect Brahmsian balance of intellect and emotion through subtle, generous and communicative playing
This was real music-making that made its own world on stage and invited the audience in as guests, rather than running at them screaming "look at me"
Independent on Sunday
… control and eloquence, innate understanding of the work's logic and impetus and those additional magical ingredients -weight of sound, clarity of detail and absolute conviction in his conception of the music
…The Baroque style is seen through richly varied perspectives, ranging from the audacious to the devotional, from the intimate to the heaven-storming.
…His playing quivers with an almost hypnotic intensity.
…An enterprising, intelligent recital played with musical conviction and finesse
…Here's a disc to treasure
American Record Guide
…his Rachmaninov was heaven itself
Dallas Morning News