“Maxim Lando displayed brilliance and infectious exuberance in his New York
– THE NEW YORK TIMES
Praised for both his “infectious exuberance” and “impressive delicacy” (The New York Times), American pianist Maxim Lando was recently awarded the 2021/22 Vendome Grand Prize and the prestigious 2020 Gilmore Young Artist Award. He was also named Musical America’s “New Artist of the Month”. Maxim first received international attention in 2017, appearing on the piano bench alongside Lang Lang to perform the parts intended for Mr. Lang’s injured left hand at Carnegie Hall’s Gala Opening Night; they were also joined by Chick Corea for an unprecedented three-pianist version of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with the Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Mr. Lando won First Prize and four special prizes at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He opened the 2019-20 Young Concert Artists Series with recital debuts in Washington, DC, at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, and in New York in the Peter Marino Concert at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, which made The New York Times’s “10 Months of Classical Concerts You Won’t Want to Miss!”
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 and WQXR. A proponent of Sing For Hope’s mission, he served as a last-minute replacement for Lea Salonga at its 2017 Gala.
Winner of the Gold Medal at the 2017 Berlin International Music Competition, Maxim Lando has participated in the Artemisia Akademie at Yale University, is an alumnus of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, and is a student of Hung-Kuan Chen (YCA Alumnus) and Tema Blackstone at The Juilliard School.
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