Chautauqua Women's Club


Alexei Aceto Salon Concert


$20 per person (CWC Members Only)

Wine and Cheese Reception from 5:00pm-5:30pm; Concert Starts at 5:30pm.


Alexei Aceto will perform an hour of music by Beethoven, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff.

about Alexei Aceto:

Forging a reputation for his “passion, imagination, and utter commitment,” pianist Alexei Aceto made his professional debut in 2017 as featured recitalist for Binghamton, NY-based organization Classical Pianists of the Future’s 10th anniversary season. He has since enjoyed a continued relationship with PBS affiliate WSKG’s “Classical Expressions” TV/Radio program, on which he has appeared as performer, host, and co-producer. Alexei has given recitals throughout the Central New York region, featured in concert seasons of the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, Syracuse’s Civic Morning Musicals organization, and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. His performances gained nationwide recognition in 2022 after airing repeatedly on NPR’s Performance Today with host Fred Child.

Mentored since age fourteen by Charis Dimaras at Ithaca College School of Music, Alexei earned his Bachelor’s in Piano Performance in 2021, graduating summa cum laude and a member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. In May 2024, Alexei completed his Master’s degree at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he held the prestigious position of Associate Instructor in Piano for two years while studying with Arnaldo Cohen.

As recipients of the Steinway Series Brancaleoni Guest Artist Award at the 2023 Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Italy, Alexei and violinist Gabriel Art Mendoza performed a program of sonatas for violin and piano at University of South Florida for its 2023-24 Steinway Series. An avid instrumental and vocal chamber music collaborator, Alexei’s Spring 2024 recitals showcased his versatility with programs of solo piano, violin-piano duo, piano trio, and art song.

Alexei has appeared as soloist with renowned conductors Marius Stravinsky, Grant Cooper, Toshiyuki Shimada, and Octavio Más-Arocas, and ensembles Virtuosi Brunenses in Perugia, Italy, and the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes in New York. Winner of the 2019 and 2020 Ithaca College Concerto Competition, Alexei was invited post-graduation to perform Chopin’s Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante, Op. 22 in two concerts with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra.

A frequent participant at the Chautauqua Institution Piano Program, Alexei has attended numerous summers since 2019. Among honors in many solo and concerto competitions, Alexei was a finalist in the 2021 Chautauqua Institution Piano Competition. Alexei draws much of his inspiration from literature and the natural areas of his home in Ithaca, NY, where he likes to take walks with his boisterous Irish wolfhound.