On Sunday, October 20th at 3 p.m., Pianist Alexei Aceto will perform at the Phelps Mansion Museum during its Chamber Concert Series at 191 Court Street in Binghamton. Tickets are $20 general admission $15 members and seniors, Students $5.00 and children 13 and under FREE. Please note tickets are available at the door or by calling 607-722-4873.
Pianist Alexei Aceto is forging a reputation for his unique interpretive abilities, sensitive playing, and deep connection to the music he plays. He became a full-time student of Dr. Charis Dimaras when he as fifteen, performing frequently alongside undergraduate and graduate students long before his acceptance into the Ithaca College School of Music as a piano performance major. He began studying the piano at age five with Trudy Borden (Eastman School of Music, NEC), performing reguloarly after his first full-length solo recital at age twelve. Alexei made his professional debut in March 2017 when he was selected by performance organization Classical Pianists of the Future (CPOTF) to be the featured recitalist for their 10th and final anniversary season. Alexei has performed multiple times on WSKG’s Classical Expressions program, even acting as host for their recent CPOTF retrospective program. He has performed in masterclasses with Sergei Babayan, John Novacek, Kenneth Griffiths, and others, and has worked closely with Karl Lutchmayer, Eric Himy, Dimitri Novgorodsky, Vadim Serebryany, Annette Richards, Jennifer Hayghe, Phiroze Mehta, and at the 2018 International Keyboard Institute & Festival with Asaf Zohar. He is recipient of First Prize in the 36th Ithaca College Piano Concerto Competition, and high honors in the 2018 Steinway & Sons Piano Competition, and the 2017 Claudette Sorel Piano Compentition, and many others. Alexei collaborates regularly with other musicians and singers, notably in the Arbor Quartet, whose most recent performances have been with the Schumann Piano Quartet Op. 47. He is currently completing his sophomore year as a piano performance major at the Ithaca College School of Music, where his most recent solo recital included major works by J. S. Bach, Debussy, and Janáček.