Fourteen year old pianist Maxim Lando has been described by Berkshire Fine Arts as having an “ever so clear approach to the keyboard, and the molding and shaping of phrases straight from the musical angels”. Maxim’s concerts and collaborations have recently brought him to the international stage, with invitations to perform spanning from across the globe.
In 2017 Maxim performed Rachmaninoff 3rd Concerto with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra in Saint Petersburg, performed with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Fedoseyev in Moscow, collaborated with violinist Julian Rachlin on the Stars and Rising Stars series in Munich, represented the United States at the historic Grand Opening of Steinway and Sons in Beijing, and “subbed” for Lang Lang at an All Star Celebration event in New York City. In early 2018, Maxim will make his debut with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Arie Vardi, and the Palm Beach Symphony with guest conductor Robert Moody.
Maxim’s recent performances include solo and chamber music concerts at notable venues or festivals including the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing, Kissinger Sommer Festival in Germany, Musical Olympus Festival Concert at Carnegie Hall, Ravinia Festival in Chicago, Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, Dinard International Music Festival in France, and Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players in NYC. A frequent guest artist in Russia, Maxim has performed at the Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Bolshoi Theater, Moscow International House of Music, and the Moscow State Gallery of A. Shilov.
Dedicated to making classical music accessible to his own generation, Maxim has been featured performing and talking about music on CNN’s Best of Quest, NPR’s From The Top, BR Klassik’s On Stage, Russian TV-Kultura, CNC News, as well as television talk shows in Italy, Armenia, and Kazakhstan. He has performed on numerous occasions with Lang Lang, and performed a concert on one-day’s-notice with violinist Alissa Margulis at Music Fest Perugia in Italy (filling in for noted pianist Ilana Vered).
Maxim is a Golden Medal winner of the 2017 Berliner International Music Competition, and received the 2016 Audience Prize at Carnegie Hall from the prestigious Musical Olympus Foundation. In 2015, he was the first American ever awarded the Gold Prize at the International Television Contest for Young Musicians in Moscow, Russia. Maxim was awarded Second Prize at the 2015 Kissinger Klavier Olymp in Germany, and in 2014 he won the Juilliard Pre-College Concerto Competition, resulting in a performance of Schumann Piano Concerto at Lincoln Center. He has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the Russian National Orchestra, Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, New York Wind Orchestra, Kazakh State Philharmonic, Lerman Chamber Orchestra of Russia, Philharmonic Orchestra of the University of Alicante, among others.
Maxim is an Artemisia Akademie Fellow at Yale University, an alumnus of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, and a student of Hung-Kuan Chen and Tema Blackstone at Juilliard Pre-College.
He is extremely grateful for the scholarships and tutelage he has received from the Aspen Music Festival, Oxford Piano Festival, Music Fest Perugia, masterclass workshops of Wolfram Schmitt-Leonardy, Lang Lang International Music Foundation, and Juilliard Pre-College.