Italian-born pianist's MSU performance to be Italian-themed

Feb 23, 2019 310

BY: Richard Carter

Tuesday, February 26, 7:30 p.m. Akin Hall, Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Boulevard, Wichita Falls, TX 76308. Admission: $25, $22.50 senior citizens and military. Information: (940) 397-4267. The Italian-born Alessio Bax came to music by chance. “It was Christmastime and I received an electric keyboard as a gift when I was 6 or 7. I fell in love with it. The keyboard grew and grew and it turned into a piano.”

He graduated conservatory at 14, studied in France before coming to SMU to study with Joaquín Achúcarro whom he had originally met in Italy when he was 9. Bax and his wife Lucille Chung are currently Johnson-Prothro Artists-in-Residence at SMU. While both are on faculty at SMU, they live in Harlem in New York City and spend a good deal of time touring and performing. 

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