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Sat, May 22


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Conversations with Ilya Maximov

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Conversations with Ilya Maximov
Conversations with Ilya Maximov

Time & Location

May 22, 2021, 10:00 AM PDT

A Zoom Event

About the Event

We are thrilled to have Ilya Maximov, an award-winning pianist, currently based in Austria and Poland, speak to us about the Russian Piano School, drawing upon his own heritage growing up in Russia. Ilya will disseminate the impulses and roots of the Russian tradition and reference the professors and composers that had an enormous impact on Russian technique and style such as A. Arensky, S. Taneyev, N. Rimsky-Korsakov, V. Safonov, A. Goldenweiser, H. Neuhaus, and many others.  He will play excerpts to illustrate his points and will bring his perspectives to bear on understanding the Russian Masters with their unique sounds. As Ilya is currently teaching at Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg as an assistant to Professor Pavel Gililov, we will certainly benefit from his broad knowledge of music, pianistic excellence, and performance experiences. A short bio is provided at the end of this posting and his website is at  

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Short biography 

Ilya Maximov has performed at the world’s most esteemed concert halls and festivals in Europe, Asia, and America including Salle Cortot in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, Chamber Hall of Berlin Philharmonie, Morinomiye Piloti Hall in Osaka, Suginami Kokaido in Tokyo, Esplanade Hall in Singapore, Theatre A. Roldán in Havana, Palau de la musica in Valencia, Palau de la Música in Barcelona, Real Academia de Bellas Artes in Madrid and La Sapienza in Rome. He regularly performs as a soloist and with various orchestras such as Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Teatro Carlo Felice Orchestra, Wuhan Symphonic Orchestra, Singapore Youth National Symphonic Orchestra, Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, Orchestra Simfònica del Valles, Bach Chamber Orchestra, Havana National Symphonic Orchestra, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra among others. He collaborated with such conductors as Justus Franz, James P Liu, Misha Katz, Darrell Ang, and James Ross. Ilya graduated from Conservatori del Liceu in Barcelona, Royal College of Music in London, and Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg where he studied with renowned pianists and pedagogues Stanislav Pochekin, Dmitri Alexeev, and Pavel Gililov.

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