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2020 GILMORE YOUNG ARTIST Maxim Lando
Maxim Lando began playing the piano at age three and soon began to appear in concert, including at Carnegie Hall, where he first performed at the age of six. At age 11, he entered Juilliard Pre-College, where he continues to study with Hung-Kuan Chen and Tema Blackstone, and became a scholar—now alumnus—of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. He has also studied and performed at the Aspen Music Festival, Oxford Piano Festival, and Music Fest Perugia.
Since his orchestral debut at age 14 performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Mr. Lando has appeared as a soloist with the Israel and Moscow Philharmonics and the Russian National Orchestra, as well as with orchestras across the US and Europe. Together with Lang Lang and Chick Corea, he performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin at Carnegie Hall’s 2017 Opening Night Gala, and subsequent duo performances with Lang Lang include concerts with the Hawaii, Pittsburgh, Toronto, and Vancouver Symphonies and China NCPA Orchestra. Previous solo and chamber engagements include performances at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Ravinia Festival in Chicago, and Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris.
Winner of first prize at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Lando recently joined the roster of Young Concert Artists. Additional competition prizes include a Gold Medal at the 2017 Berliner International Music Competition and the Audience Award at the 2016 Musical Olympus Foundation Festival at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall. Mr. Lando has been featured on CNN’s Best of Quest, NPR’s From the Top, BBC Radio 4, and WQXR.