“Ilya Maximov has great talent and sensibility…He demonstrates incredible sincerity, passion and involvement in his pianistic interpretations, which all united, makes him in my opinion, to be a most promising pianist deserving of a successful musical career.” Alicia de Larrocha.
Russian pianist Ilya Maximov is the winner of the G.B. Viotti International Piano Competition in Vercelli, Italy. He is a top prizewinner at more than fifteen international competitions, including Maria Canals International Piano competition (Spain), Hilton Head International Piano Competition (USA), Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition (Spain) and at the Scottish International Piano Competition.
He 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.
Alongside his solo career Ilya is a teaching assistant at Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg in the class of prof. Pavel Gililov.