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Alexei Aceto — 3/25/2017

Alexei Aceto is an aspiring young pianist in possession of a musical understanding well beyond his years.  He held his first full length solo recital at age twelve, performing works by Bartok, Beethoven, Chopin, and Satie.  The following year he co-authored the multi-media stage production Read-ing Satie, a celebration of the quirky yet deeply thoughtful music of modernist composer Erik Satie.  Accepted in 2014 into the piano performance studio of Dr. Charis Dimaras at Whalen School of Music at Ithaca College.

Alexei has performed alongside graduate and under-graduate students in recital cycles celebrating the works of Rachmanioff, Scriabin, and Busoni.  He is recipient of honors in multiple competitions including First Prize in the 2014 Nazareth College Piano Solo Competition and First Prize in the 2015 Ithaca College 36th Piano Concerto Competition.

Currently a high school senior, he lives in Ithaca, NY with his family and Irish wolfhound.  Embedded within his ambitions as a pianist is the desire to raise appreciation among the youth of his generation for the qualities, depth, and emotional resonance of music from all eras of the classical tradition.