American pianist Maxim Lando was awarded the prestigious 2020 Gilmore Young Artist Award and was also recently named Musical America’s New Artist of the Month. He first received national attention at the age of 14—appearing on the piano bench alongside Lang Lang to perform the parts intended for Mr. Lang’s injured left hand—on tour and at Carnegie Hall’s Gala Opening Night with the Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
As a soloist with orchestra this season, Lando performs the Beethoven Triple Concerto with violinist Daniel Hope, cellist Lynn Harrell and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, and he appears as soloist with the Neubrandenburger Philharmonie, New Century Chamber Orchestra, Westmoreland Symphony (PA), Ft. Smith Symphony and Wheeling Symphony. He has previously performed with the symphonies of Pittsburgh, Toronto, Vancouver and Hawaii as well as Russia’s Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Symphony, Russian National Orchestra, Bolshoi Symphony, Moscow Philharmonic, Kazakh State Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic and China’s NCPA Orchestra.
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, D.C. at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater and in New York in the Peter Marino Concert at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, which made The New York Times’ “10 Months of Classical Concerts You Won’t Want to Miss.” Winner of the Gold Medal at the 2017 Berlin International Music Competition, Maxim Lando is an Artemisia Akademie Fellow at Yale University, an alumnus of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, and a student of Hung-Kuan Chen (YCA Alumnus) and Tema Blackstone at Juilliard Pre-College. Dedicated to making classical music accessible to his own generation, Lando has been featured on CNN’s Best of Quest, NPR’s From The Top, BBC Radio 4 and WQXR.