Fri. August 5, 2022
Sat. August 6, 2022
Fri: First Presbyterian Church
Sat: Robinson Pavilion
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19 year old American pianist Maxim Lando was awarded the prestigious 2020 Gilmore Young Artist Award, and was named Musical America’s New Artist of the Month. He first received international attention in 2017, performing together with Lang Lang, Chick Corea, and the Philadelphia Orchestra led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin at Carnegie Hall’s Gala Opening Night. The collaboration was chronicled in The New York Times.
Maxim has performed with major orchestras of the world including symphonies of Pittsburgh, Toronto, Vancouver and Hawaii, Russia’s Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony, Russian National Orchestra, Bolshoi Symphony, Moscow Philharmonic, Kazakh State Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, and China’s NCPA Orchestra. He recently made his Alice Tully Hall debut performing with the Juilliard Orchestra led by Xian Zhang, as winner of the Juilliard 2021 Concerto Competition. Highlights of last season include over 40 virtual concerts during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a performance honoring Chick Corea through Carnegie Hall Presents; a tour of the Beethoven Triple Concerto with Daniel Hope, Lynn Harrell, and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra; and performances of Chausson Concerto for Violin and Piano with Daniel Hope and the New Century Chamber Orchestra. Later this season, Maxim looks forward to debut solo concerts at Alte Oper Frankfurt, and Essen Philharmonic in Germany; a series of chamber music concerts at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival; and performances with the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, Memphis Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Kalamazoo Symphony, Greenville Symphony, and numerous other regional orchestras.
Dedicated to making classical music accessible to his own generation, Maxim Lando has been featured on CNN’s Best of Quest, NPR’s From The Top, BBC Radio 4, Bavarian Radio, Russia’s TV Kultura, Israel’s Intermezzo with Arik, The Violin Channel, WQXR, as well as television shows in Armenia, Khazakstan, and Italy. A proponent of Sing For Hope’s mission, he served as a last-minute replacement for Lea Salonga at its 2017 Gala.
Maxim is a proud alumnus of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, which has provided him a tremendous amount of guidance and support. He is currently a student at The Juilliard School, where he continues to work with long-time mentors Hung-Kuan Chen and Tema Blackstone.
Maxim won First Prize at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He opened the 2019-20 Young Concert Artists Series with recital debuts in the Peter Marino Concert at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, and at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. His sold-out debut program included Liszt’s complete Transcendental Etudes and according to NY Times critic Anthony Tommasini “…he already has what it takes to dispatch it brilliantly.”
Maxim was invited to play for the historic grand opening of Steinway and Sons in Beijing. He has performed concerts for a wide range of venues and festivals, including the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing, Symphony Hall in Shenzhen, Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, Frauenkirche Cathedral in Dresden, Beethoven Haus in Bonn, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Rising Stars Munich, Kissinger Sommer in Bavaria, Samos Young Artist Festival in Greece, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players in New York City, Ravinia Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Chicago’s Millennium Park, the D.C. Cosmos Club, Lied Center of Kansas, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall in Georgia, Herbst Theater in San Francisco, and the GRAMMY Salute to Classical Music at Carnegie Hall.
As the first American ever to have been awarded the Gold Prize at the International Television Contest “Nutcracker” for Young Musicians in Moscow, Maxim has received continuous support from the Musical Olympus Foundation over the past several years and is invited often to perform in Russia’s most prestigious halls.
“Maxim Lando displayed brilliance and infectious exuberance in his New York debut.” “He played with impressive delicacy… and there was wild-eyed danger.”
– THE NEW YORK TIMES
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