Imagine if Beethoven or Bach could visit the 21st century. Instead of dozens of instruments to make sounds, they would have millions.
What would their compositions sound like?
Victor Alexeeff, internationally award-winning classical pianist, composer, and arranger, has unleashed that in his latest recording.
Said Victor, “Beethoven and Bach were the rock stars in their centuries and the instruments they composed with is what was available during their times. Today, with the power of computers and electronics, there is no limit to the sounds you can create.”
Classics Unleased is an exciting experiment on the vast possible interpretations.
Said Victor: “Having been in rock bands, together with my classical background it seemed like an obvious project to produce.”
Classics Unleashed will be released on May 6, 2022
Sample of Classics Unleashed here:
Victor Alexeeff is a prodigy who began studying piano at age four and attended the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, beginning at age seven. Although renowned for his performances of Chopin and Prokofiev, his musical interests are eclectic. Besides working as a concert pianist and session player, he composes scores for film and television, produces original albums, and performs with experimental music groups and rock bands.
Victor began piano studies at the age of four, encouraged by his grandfather. At seven, he entered the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada, and appeared on his first album, “A Tribute to Walt Disney” at the age of nine. Victor studied with Boris Berlin, Marek Jablonski and Artur Papazian. Throughout his training, he received 33 scholarships and appeared on numerous television and radio programs throughout North America.
While pursuing a fine arts career, Victor took an interest in film scoring. Also, he became involved in the experimental band NRG, which enjoyed great success performing live soundtracks to film classics such as Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. For more than fifteen years, Victor has been creating scores for movies, corporate communications, radio and television commercials, and live business theater presentations.
- Detroit International Airport Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport: Created music for the 700 ft Detroit International Airport tunnel, a light and sound art piece, seen by nearly 3 million visitors a year while being In-House composer for Mills James Productions, Columbus, OH Mills James.
- Huntington Bancshares Fundraiser for Homeless Children: Produced “Voices of Christmas” album, a project that raised more than $55,000 for homeless children. Album sales: 150,000 within two weeks.
- Hannah Neil Center for Children: Composed Hannah Neil – World of Children anthem “Can You Hear.”
- Produced “There’ll Always Be A Christmas,” which became a hit with soldiers during Gulf War – Voices of Christmas Album.
- COSI: Composed the music for COSI (Center of Science and Industry) for the ‘Adventures Exhibit,’ a permanent installation in the science museum.
- National Museum of the United States Air Force: Composed musical for the tri-centennial celebration of the Wright Brothers’ flight, hosted by Senator John Glenn, performed at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
- Piano Waves CD: Created CD for relaxation and meditation.
- “Criminal Minds,” produced and directed by Tom Baumann, starring John Saxon
- “Solve for X,” produced and directed by John Whitney
- “Debussy has left the Building”, produced and directed by Petra Luna  and Jane Hall, starring Arthur Brauss  (Cannes Film Market, 2005)
- “Valdemar,” produced by Luke Jacobs and Chad Dickman 
- “Alone,” produced and directed by Wal Ozella
- “To a Man with a Big Nose,” produced by Cecilia Aranovich  (Best Animation/Experimental Film, Fargo Film Festival 2006, nominated for Student Academy Award 2005)
- “Red Border,” produced by Rene Jung , directed by Amelia Nalli
- “Mamigon’s War,” in development, written by Bill Hoversten
- “The Faery Story,” in development, written by Petra Luna
- Gold ITVA Awards for Composition (911 Emergency Campaign/Scotts Company: “We’ve got the Power”)
- Silver ITVA Award for Composition (Nationwide Insurance)
- ADDY Award for TV Commercial (Ohio State University)
- Telly Award (Sprint USA)
- Guth Award of Merit (Detroit Airport Tunnel Music and Light Show)
- Bronze Quill Award (Sprint USA)
- THEA Award (COSI Science Museum, Columbus, OH)
- Winner and participant of numerous international piano competitions (including Van Cliburn)
- First Christmas Eve lullaby
- Red Floyd
- Piano Waves CD
Victor Alexeeff – Classics Unleashed
Victor is uniquely refreshing both in style and ability. When he sits down at the keyboard, he owns the room!
– Joel Diamond, Grammy Nominated Record Producer
Listening to Victor is like hearing the crack of a bat hitting a baseball, takes you to another place.
– Lee Lacy, LA Dodgers
Victor is f**ing amazing on those chops!
– Benny Mardones, Singer/Songwriter
Victor is an unbelievable talent, whose live performances are not to be missed – a classical maestro!
– Tony Kaye, Keyboardist, YES
I told Victor he should come down to the Chinese Theater to get his hands measured for the Walk of Fame. If he does, I’m gonna jump all over the buggers so he never plays again – he’s way too good!
– Brian Chatton, Keyboardist Flaming Youth, Boys Don’t Cry/Author
Bringing the joy of music to the world calls for talent, knowledge, perseverance, and creativity. With Victor Alexeeff the emphasis here lies on creativity. He knows how it should be done, and done well. And he knows how to bring in brilliant twists and turns to make the music more interesting than ever. Somehow, he keeps doing this. be missed – a classical maestro!
– Mike Gormley, Talent Manager (LAPD) for Oingo Boingo, The Bangles, Danny Elfman