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The recital usefully — thrillingly — ended with Boulez’s earliest published work, the 12 Notations (1945), piano miniatures each 12 bars long and 12-note in idiom…in Alexander Soares’s brilliantly unbuttoned account, the crazed toccata of No 2 sounded sufficiently orchestral.

Paul Driver The Sunday Times

Since his debut in the Southbank Centre at age 23, British pianist Alexander Soares has garnered a reputation as an artist who combines huge intensity, clarity and intellect. Since winning the Gold Medal in the prestigious Royal Overseas League Competition in 2015, he has performed in major venues and festivals across the U.K., Europe and United States, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on numerous occasions.

Equally comfortable performing a wide range of repertoire, Alexander is quickly gaining a reputation as a leading exponent of contemporary French repertoire. Current and recent highlights include performances at The Wigmore Hall, The Wallace Collection, and a residency at the Two Moors Festival.

In 2018, Alexander will release his debut album, Notations & Sketches, featuring the solo works of Boulez, Dutilleux and Messiaen, produced by Andrew Keener and recorded in the Barbican Centre. In addition, he will be setting up The Notations Project, an educational outreach programme to inspire young student composers, and collaborating with emerging composer Gonçalo Gato on the LSO Soundhub scheme.



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Barber Piano Concerto op. 38
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 op. 19
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 op. 58
Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 op. 21
Delius Piano Concerto in C minor
de Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Grieg Concerto in A minor
Janacek Concertino
Messiaen Oiseaux Exotiques
Messiaen Des Canyons aux Etoiles
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K.467
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor op. 54
Poulenc Concerto for two pianos in D minor (I)
Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 Op. 26
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 op. 18
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 op. 30
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 op. 102

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