Welcome to the website of London-based pianist Alexander Soares. Please follow the links for more information on the artist, upcoming concerts or to view videos and audio samples.
Diamond clarity and authority
Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3
Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph
Alexander has been selected for the 2016 New Orleans International Piano Competition! Out of over 180 applications he has been selected as one of the 12 semifinalists. He will travel to the USA in July to perform a range of music from D’Anglebert to Boulez.
5-star review from the Brighton Festival! A recital sponsored by the Overseas League, and dedicated to the wonderful Roderick Lakin took place in May 2016, including Dutilleux’s Sonata in the composer’s centenary: http://thelatest.co.uk/brighton/2016/05/25/alexander-soares-piano/
Alexander is thrilled to have been selected as a 2015 Artist by City Music Foundation. He will be recording his debut CD later in 2016, with music by Boulez, Dutilleux, and Messiaen. To register an interest in this album, please email email@example.com
Alexander is thrilled to have won 1st prize and Gold Medal at the prestigious Royal Overseas League Competition at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, June 2015. He performed a programme of French repertoire by D’Anglebert, Boulez and Dutilleux
As part of the BBCSO Barbican ‘Boulez at 90’ celebration, Alexander’s solo performance of Boulez’s Douze Notations was broadcast live alongside the BBCSO’s performance of the orchestral version. See the Soundcloud link below to listen to the performance. His performance received widespread acclaim in the press, receiving coverage from The Sunday Times, The Financial Times, and The Telegraph. Ivan Hewett (The Telegraph) wrote: “Alexander Soares gave the 12 Notations a nice jazzy flexibility and – at times – a huge intensity” Click here to read the full article.
Alexander is delighted to have been selected as one of the winners of Making Music’s Award for Young Concert Artists Scheme. Member organisations can book him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexander is delighted to have been awarded 4th prize in the Dudley Yamaha International Piano Competition 2014. His performance of Messiaen’s Regard de l’Esprit de joie can be heard on below.
Alexander recently performed Messiaen’s vast and glittering tone poem, ‘Des Canyons aux Étoiles…’ under the direction of maestro Diego Masson. Above is a video of the second solo movement, ‘Le Moqueur Polyglotte’. To view the entire work, please visit the media section, or click on the YouTube icon at the top and bottom of the page.
He returned to the Barbican in October 2014 for a solo recital as part of the John Tavener Total Immersion Series in association with the BBC. He performed solo works Palin and Pratirūpa in St. Giles Cripplegate, later broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.