Aleks Izotov is a pianist, composer, and educator originally from Phoenix, AZ. He is passionate about improvisation, contemporary music, and music from other cultures, and these influences are reflected in his own compositions and performances.
In Arizona, he was a member of two forwarded thinking ensembles: Nautabot and OpenScore Ensemble, both of which featured his compositions. Aleks was also the featured composer two years in a row in the OhMyEars Marathon concert.
As an educator, Aleks is interested in helping developing musicians find their own voice by exposing them to different genres and notions about how music can be made.
Aleks is a graduate of the Arizona State University Jazz Studies Program, where he studied with Michael Kocour.