In the first of our Artist Spotlight posts, we feature pianist Alexander Soares!
Pianist Alexander Soares will perform on Saturday 4th September at 2.30pm in Isolation Songbook. We can’t wait to welcome him to accompany Helen Charlston and Michael Craddock in the hugely successful lockdown-inspired programme.
A BBC Music Magazine Rising Star in 2021, pianist Alexander Soares has garnered a reputation as an authoritative soloist, sensitive collaborator, and dynamic recording artist. Praised for his performances of “huge intensity” (The Telegraph) and “diamond clarity and authority” (BBC Radio 3), he launched his career after winning the Gold Medal in the prestigious Royal Overseas League Competition. He was subsequently selected as a solo artist by City Music Foundation – he has performed in major venues and festivals, with regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, FranceMusique, WDR, SWR2 and RTP. In 2019 he signed with Rubicon Classics to release his debut solo album Notations & Sketches. Praised for its captivating programme — the piano solo works of Boulez, Dutilleux and Messiaen — the disc was selected as ‘Editor’s Choice’ by Gramophone Magazine (May 2019) and received widespread critical acclaim as “a stunning album” (FranceMusique) with playing of “style and sophistication” (BBC Music Magazine). His second CD – Threnodies – features piano works by Bridge, Britten, Berg and Ravel and was released in June 2021. Alexander has also recorded for KAIROS and Delphian Records. He combines a busy and varied performing schedule with doctoral supervision at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and research of musical memorisation. www.alexander-soares.com