19 year old American pianist Maxim Lando, a 2020 Gilmore Young Artist and Musical America’s New Artist of the Month, made international headlines when he performed together with Lang Lang, Chick Corea, and the Philadelphia Orchestra led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin at Carnegie Hall’s 2017 Opening Night Gala. The performance led to an inspirational friendship with the late Chick Corea. Subsequent duo performances with Lang Lang include concerts with the Pittsburgh, Toronto, Hawaii, and Vancouver Symphonies and China NCPA Orchestra. As a solo artist, Maxim has made appearances with the Mariinsky Theatre and Russian National Orchestras, Israel and Moscow Philharmonics, St. Petersburg Symphony, as well as with orchestras across the US and Europe. This past fall, Maxim made his Alice Tully Hall debut performing with the Juilliard Orchestra led by Xian Zhang, as winner of the Juilliard 2021 Concerto Competition.
Maxim won First Prize at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. His sold-out recital debuts at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater 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 performs frequently with Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players in New York City, and has partnered with artists such as Daniel Hope, Julian Rachlin, and the late Lynn Harrell. He has been invited to appear as a guest artist at venues such as the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing, Symphony Hall in Shenzhen, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, Kissinger Sommer in Germany, Ravinia Festival, Gilmore Piano Festival, and Aspen Music Festival. Maxim is an alumnus of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, and studies with long-time mentors Hung- Kuan Chen and Tema Blackstone at The Juilliard School.