2023 Update

It has been a challenging three years for Alec, as a musician.  In-person piano lessons with his long-time teacher, Joanne Minnetti, came to a halt with the start of the pandemic, as did all performing.  Lessons soon resumed over FaceTime, and then ZOOM, but there were frustrating limitations.  It was difficult to see details such as fingering and pedaling without repositioning the camera.  It was most difficult to hear accurate dynamics, especially to discern the intricacies of voicing or color.

Online lessons continued, nevertheless, and planning began for a solo recital for Fall 2021.  That spark of optimism was short-lived when we got the news that Joanne had fallen from a ladder and suffered a devastating injury to her left leg.  She would not be able to sit at the piano or teach for more than a year.

It was a joyous day when in-person lessons resumed in October 2022!  So now, after 12 annual recitals and a long intermission, ALEC IS BACK!  He is thrilled to return to the stage for his upcoming public recital.


The wait is over!  Alec will present a Spring Solo Piano Recital!

Sunday, June 4, 2023, at 3:00 P.M.
Eisenhower Community Center Theater
1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN

Please join us for this important event at our new time and location – Sunday afternoon in a comfortable auditorium.  It will be a musical feast for the ears when Alec takes his seat at the grand piano to perform his recent works of study:

Important Event (Op. 15, No. 6) by Robert Schumann
Romanze in F-sharp major (Op. 28, No. 2) by Robert Schumann
Sonata No. 17 (The Tempest), Movement 1 (Op. 31, No. 2) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Prelude VI in G minor (Op. 23, No. 5) by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Chôros No. 5 (“Alma Brasileira”) by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Dance (Op. 2, No. 2) by Alexander Tcherepnin

This event is free and open for all.

Please do not attend if you are feeling sick.
Wearing a face mask is encouraged, with masks available at the door.