Born in Canada in 1973, Alexander Panizza graduated at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto before moving to his parents' home country, Argentina. He soon stood out as one of the most promising young pianists, winning the First Prize on five national piano competitions, two of which were organised by the main Argentinean symphonic ensembles: the Buenos Aires Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra. He also won the Gold Medal at a South American event, the "Alberto Williams" International Piano Competition in Necochea (Argentina)
After a brilliant debut recital at the age of 20, Alexander Panizza has been performing internationally regularly. Among his engagements as a soloist, Brahms Second Piano Concerto with the National Symphony and Brahms First Piano Concerto with the Montevideo Philharmonic in Uruguay stand out. Based in London as of 1999, Alexander completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Performance at the Royal College of Music, where he was awarded the Esther Fisher Prize, Frank Heneghan Prize, Cyril Smith Prize, Hopkinson Gold Medal and Shimmin Prize.
His performance of Ginastera's First Piano Concerto with the LSSO at the Barbican Hall in January 2001 was received with highly positive reviews in The Times and The Independent. Last September, Alexander Panizza was invited to fill in for Martha Argerich at the Teatro Argentino de La Plata, performing Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto with great success.
Alexander Panizza has performed in Argentina, Uruguay, Greece, Spain, England, Holland, France and Germany, amazing audiences and press alike.