Pianist Alexei Aceto Performs in Binghamton

Classical Pianists of the Future has found their next performer right in our area.  Seventeen year old Alexei Aceto is a native of Ithaca and a student of Charis Dimaras of Ithaca College. He is performing at United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango Street in Binghamton. He talks with us about his favorite composers and about being an ambassador for classical music to students his own age. http://wskg.org/audio/alexei.mp3


Photo credit: Alexei Aceto

Anastasia Rizikov and Michael Davidman Play Piano Four-Hands

Classical Pianists of the Future are putting together two of their most popular performers in an evening consisting of a short solo program from each of them, followed by music for piano four-hands, including Franz Schubert’s Fantaisie in F, Maurice Ravel’s Rapsodie Espagnol, Claude Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun in Ravel’s arrangement, and George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.  Anastasia Rizikov and Michael Davidman talk about the excitement of collaborating at the same piano, and the challenges of practicing when the other is not there.   The program is on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30pm in the United Presbyterian Church, 42 Chenango Street in downtown Binghamton. http://wskg.org/audio/1026piano.mp3


Photo credit: Classical Pianists of the Future

An internationally-known pianist gets to perform at home

Pianist Gleb Ivanov and friends are presenting a concert at his home church in Endicott, SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, 210 Hill Avenue on Sunday, December 27 at 5pm. Joining him in the concert are violinist Eric Grossman, cellist Lawrence Zoernig, pianist Olga Krayterman, and Gleb’s wife, soprano Maria Guryleva. The first half will be music of Sergei Rachmaninoff then, after the intermission, music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, Fryderyk Chopin, and Felix Mendelssohn. http://wskg.org/audio/glebchristmas.mp3

Photo courtesy of Gleb Ivanov