Alexander Panizza

Photo Credit: Charles Maurer

Acclaimed by the specialized press and public alike, Canadian-Argentinian Alexander developed his musical education in Toronto, Buenos Aires, Geneva, Paris, Barcelona, and London, where he completed a post-graduate diploma at the Royal College of Music. His mastery of pianistic sonorities and powerful sound allow him to shine in the grand piano concerti repertoire, including those by Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Beethoven and Schumann. His discography features Beethoven’s 32 Piano Sonatas, Alberto Ginastera’s complete piano compositions, and works by Carlos Guastavino, Muzzio Clementi and David Winkler (Naxos, American Composers Series). Alexander has performed with orchestra and in solo and chamber recitals in the Barbican Hall in London, Herkulessaal in Munich, Colón Theatre in Buenos Aires, Richelieu Amphitheatre in Paris, Palas Theatre in Athens, Nanning’s Guangxi Concert Hall in China, National Theatre in Panama City, Solis Theatre in Montevideo, and Prince Mahidol Hall in Bangkok, and among other prestigious halls in over twenty-five countries worldwide. With a special interest in collaborative piano, Alexander performs regularly in chamber music series. He has appeared at Soesterberg (Holland) and Long Island Mozart Festival (USA), and integrates the distinguished faculty of Seven Lakes Festival (Patagonia) and Vancouver Island Music Academy.

Alexander Panizza is a dedicated mentor, adjudicator, and pedagogue. He integrates juries in competitions in Canada, Chile, and Argentina, including the CCC Toronto International Music Festival. Alexander is a faculty member at the Catholic University in Buenos Aires, holds a piano studio in Toronto, and offers masterclasses at higher education institutions in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Since 2020, he has served as the Artist-in-Residence for the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (Canada). In 2021, he opened the International Piano Series at Bogotá’s Teatro Mayor (Colombia). During the pandemic, Alexander pivoted towards the digital realm, producing video works that combine music with visual arts, literature, and film.

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