International Television “Nutcracker” Contest in Moscow

Posted by Maxim Lando, on Dec 11, 2015

International Television “Nutcracker” Contest in Moscow

I had an amazing adventure traveling to Moscow, Russia, for TV Kultura’s 16th International “Nutcracker” Competition for Young Musicians! This was my first time ever seeing Moscow (or being in Russia), and the sights were unbelievable –especially the Red Square. It was great fun performing in the television format of the competition.

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Performing with Caleb Hudson –trumpeter of Canadian Brass Quintet

Posted by Maxim Lando, on Nov 24, 2015

Performing with Caleb Hudson –trumpeter of Canadian Brass Quintet

I once again performed chamber music with the amazing musicians of Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players. This time, I was especially excited to perform with the virtuoso trumpet player Caleb Hudson, who is a member of the Canadian Brass Quintet!

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Performing with Lang Lang in Brooklyn and a CNN Interview

Posted by Maxim Lando, on Nov 10, 2015

Performing with Lang Lang in Brooklyn and a CNN Interview

I had a wonderful opportunity to be part of another “Keys of Inspiration” program, this time at a public school in Brooklyn. The day before the concert, I went with Lang Lang to the Time Warner building in NYC for an interview on CNN.

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A trip to Germany for the Kissinger KlavierOlymp

Posted by Maxim Lando, on Oct 24, 2015

A trip to Germany for the Kissinger KlavierOlymp

I just came back from Bad Kissingen in Germany, where I performed two concerts at the Kissinger KlavierOlymp and performed for a broadcast on Bavarian Radio. Luckily I am invited back to perform chamber music at the Kissinger Sommer Festival this summer, so I will have a chance to return!

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Performing at Ravinia Festival and Millennium Park

Posted by Maxim Lando, on Aug 29, 2015

Performing at Ravinia Festival and Millennium Park

This month I was lucky enough to perform twice with the Midwest Young Artists Orchestra –at Ravinia Festival and at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park as part of the The Grant Park Summer Classical Concert Series. The concerts were a part of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation’s Summer Music Summit.

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Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival at Oxford University

Posted by Maxim Lando, on Aug 05, 2015

Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival at Oxford University

This week was probably one of the most inspiring learning experiences for me in my life! I performed in three masterclasses for Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky, the legendary American pianist Byron Janis, and Asaf Zohar!

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Masterclasses and Performances in Germany

Posted by Maxim Lando, on Jul 20, 2015

Masterclasses and Performances in Germany

I went to Munich, where I had the fantastic opportunity to attend Prof. Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy’s Masterclasses at the University of Music and Performing Arts, and Bonn, where I gave a short concert and visited the Beethoven House (where he was actually born)!

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Another 16 Concerts at Oyster Bay Music Festival

Posted by Maxim Lando, on Jul 13, 2015

Another 16 Concerts at Oyster Bay Music Festival

I love this festival because I get to spend time acting crazy with some of my best friends, play great music and, of course, perform non-stop. I think I performed in a total of 16 concerts in 8 days, in unusual venues all over Oyster Bay, New York!

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Forte Music Fest in Almaty, Kazakhstan!

Posted by Maxim Lando, on Jun 01, 2015

Forte Music Fest in Almaty, Kazakhstan!

This is an international classical music festival consisting of three nights of fantastic concerts held in the big Zhambyl Hall of the Kazakh State Philharmonic. Check out a great short documentary about the festival, where I appear for a few moments closer to the end.

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Cleveland International Piano Competition

Posted by Maxim Lando, on May 22, 2015

Cleveland International Piano Competition

I was one of thirteen young pianists (age 12-16) invited to this competition. I was really happy to be one of the final six and to perform on WCVL 104.9 FM radio.

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Performing for School Audiences

Posted by Maxim Lando, on Apr 20, 2015

Performing for School Audiences

I was playing for kids my age and younger at schools in Boston and New York City, and I could see how interested and excited they all were about the music!

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I’m Going To Oxford!

Posted by Maxim Lando, on Mar 31, 2015

I’m Going To Oxford!

I have just been awarded an amazing opportunity to travel to England this summer to participate in the Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival. This means I will have the chance to observe and play in masterclasses for a long list of legendary pianists who are Faculty at this distinguished festival!

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