Maxim Lando to Replace Illia Ovcharenko in October 29 Rising Stars Recital
October 20, 2023
The Gilmore announced today that pianist Maxim Lando, 2020 Gilmore Young Artist, will replace Illia Ovcharenko in the Rising Stars Recital Series on Sunday, October 29, 4 pm at the Wellspring Theater in downtown Kalamazoo. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ovcharenko’s performance will be rescheduled. Lando was First Prize winner in both the 2022 New York Franz Liszt International Competition and The Vendome Prize 2021/22.
“We are so happy to welcome Maxim back to Michigan,” said Gilmore Executive and Artistic Director Pierre van der Westhuizen. “He will perform a new work by Lowell Liebermann, which he commissioned with support from his Gilmore Young Artist award.”
Earlier this month, Lando performed Liebermann’s new Frankenstein suite for piano in New York as part of the Crypt Sessions presented by Death of Classical. Three Dances from Frankenstein, Op. 140 is based on the composer’s acclaimed ballet, which explores Mary Shelley’s timeless tale of the dangers that come with reckless creation – a timely lesson given the advent of artificial intelligence. Other works on the program include Rachmaninoff’s powerfully virtuosic Sonata No. 2, Op. 36, and the jazz-styled Concert Etudes by Nikolai Kapustin.
Tickets are $28, available at thegilmore.orgor at the door, with livestreaming available at pay-what-you-can pricing. Tickets are also available via the Community Box Office. Call 269.250.6984 or visit the Epic Center. Ticket Holders for Ovcharenko’s recital will be contacted directly by The Gilmore.
Maxim Lando first made international headlines performing with Lang Lang, Chick Corea, and The Philadelphia Orchestra led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin at Carnegie Hall’s 2017 Opening Night Gala. In 2018 at the age 16, Maxim won First Prize at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. As winner of the 2021 Juilliard Concerto Competition, he made his Alice Tully Hall debut performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Juilliard Orchestra led by Xian Zhang. In 2020 Maxim was named Musical America’s New Artist of the Month.