Alessio Bax performs in Meadows Distinguished Artist Series Mar. 1

Alessio BaxInternational award-winning pianist and SMU faculty member Alessio Bax will perform in the Meadows School of the Arts’ 2007-08 Distinguished Artist Recital Series Mar. 1. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center.

First-prize winner of both the renowned Leeds and Hamamatsu international competitions, Bax has played with major orchestras from London to Tokyo to Dallas and with significant music festivals worldwide. His concert program features Bach’s “Air” from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major and “Siciliano” from his Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord; Beethoven’s Sonata in F Minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”) and Brahms’ Four Ballades, Op. 10 and Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35, Book 1.

A student of Joaquín Achúcarro, SMU’s Joel Estes Tate Professor of Piano, Bax received his Artist Certificate (1996) and Master of Music degree in piano performance (1998) from the University.

Tickets are $7 for SMU faculty, staff and students. For more information, contact the Meadows Ticket Office, 8-2787 (8-ARTS).