Acclaimed Pianist Set to Play Concert October 29

IN CONCERT:  Alexander Paley returns to perform a special concert on Sunday, October 29 at 1:00 pm in the “Bach Room” of the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park-in a program featuring the music of Chopin and Schumann. No admission charge. Suggested donation: $25 

Pianist Alexander Paley returns to the area to perform a special concert on Sunday, October 29 at 1:00 pm in the historic “Bach Room” of the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park.  This program is presented

Pianist Alexander Paley will perform in concert on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 1 PM in the “Bach Room” of the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park.

by the Washington Conservatory of Music.  There is no admission charge, but a donation of $25 is suggested to support WCM educational programs.  The address is 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812.  Please contact (301) 320-2770 or e-mail for more information.For this concert, Paley will perform Four Impromptus by Frédéric Chopin and Carnaval Op. 9 by Robert Schumann.

Alexander Paley is widely acclaimed for his dazzling technical prowess, exceptionally broad and extensive repertoire and the depth of his unique and personal interpretations. Since September 2021, Paley has held the position of Professor in Music at the Academy Vytautus Magnus in Lithuania, making his DC area performances increasingly rare. He established a ten-member ensemble Paleasis that performs throughout Lithuania and he frequently appears as soloist with the Lithuania State Symphony Orchestra, with whom he recently recorded a 2-CD set of the complete works of Chopin for piano and orchestra. In the US, Paley has performed with the National Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Pops, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, St. Louis, San Diego, Utah, Colorado, Milwaukee, Seattle, and Syracuse Symphony Orchestras.
As a soloist he has performed throughout the US, Europe, South America and China. He has performed chamber music with ensembles, including the Vermeer, Ysaye, and Fine Arts string quartets, and with principal players from the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.
Born in Kishiniev, Moldova, Paley began his piano study at age 6 and gave his first recital at age 13. At age 16 he won the National Music Competition of Moldova and subsequently studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Bella Davidovich and Vera Gornostayeva. He went on to win major awards, including First Prize at the Leipzig International Bach Competition in 1984, the Bosendorfer Prize in 1986, the Grand Prix at the first International Pancho Vladigerov Competition (Bulgaria) in 1986, the Grand Prix Young Artist Debut (New York) in 1988, Prize at Aiex de Vries (Belgium) in 1990, and Les Victoires de la Musique Classique (France) in 2006.