Live Music featuring Alex Mayer
Friday, November 18, 2022 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM) (MST)
First time performing at MontaVino, please help us welcome Alex Mayer to the tasting room.
Originally from the Chicagoland area, Alex Mayer is an award-winning classical and jazz pianist, saxophonist, and composer. He received his Bachelor of Music from the Wheaton Conservatory of Music in 2021 on a music and leadership scholarship. Alex trained under Grammy-nominated instructors who attended some of the best conservatories in the world including: The Julliard School, Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy, Peabody Conservatory, and Harvard University.
Successful in numerous competitions, Mr. Mayer was a two-time finalist in the Chopin Youth Piano competition. In addition to performing, Mr. Mayer is known for his musical compositions. In 2017, his piece "Freiheit" was selected 1st Place out of 400 entries in the 2017 Gershanov Family Arts & Writing Contest at the Illinois Holocaust Museum. He has composed short films and in 2018, he had the privilege of collaborating with a composer working in Hans Zimmer's studio.
When he is not performing or composing music, Mr. Mayer can be found organizing community service projects, tending the garden, or looking for new places to travel. In October 2016, he received two U.S. Congressional Awards for his dedication to community service. He was selected in the top 2.3% of applicants for the Edman Leadership Award for Global Service and collectively raised over $24,000 in his fundraising efforts.