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For musicians with ambition to do so, deciding to launch a career as a recording artist will occur at some point in the person’s timeline.. Some start early, some at a mid-point and others later in life. Alexi Musnitsky definitely falls into the early stage. Despite being only 20 years old, he has already attracted the attention of no less stellar a talent than Will Ackerman, the Grammy-winning founder of Windham Hill Records and now the man behind Imaginary Road Studios, arguably the hottest place to record instrumental music in today’s contemporary music scene. To have Ackerman (and co-producer/engineer Tom Eaton) contact you and ask you to come to their studio for your first recording—well, you can well imagine how that felt to the quiet, reserved young man. “As a rookie…to be chosen by Will Ackerman, to play with four-time Grammy winner [cellist] Eugene Friesen and work with Tom Eaton has been an experience that humbles you as much as you feel honored to share the room with them.”

When he turned 18, Alexi started composing his own music; it just came to him naturally. Being a child of the digital age, he hooked up an output line from the piano to a computer, made some home recordings, and then posted them on the website The music garnered a lot of hits and many favorable comments and eventually led to him being named as an upcoming artist by the French/Belgian Project Daybreak, which features interviews and articles on rising stars in the music business. Shortly after that was when Will Ackerman reached out to Alexi and asked him to come to Imaginary Road Studios to record his debut album, Zia. “…knowing who Will Ackerman and Eugene Friesen are, I am amazed at their support, attention and generosity towards me.”

Nominations for ZIA