Maxim Lando – Saturday, June 3, 2023

An intimate evening of world-class classical piano, drinks, and dessert

To cap off our 2022-2023 season, the celebrated young virtuoso Maxim Lando will perform the complete set of Liszt’s Transcendental Études. This will be the last Lilacs recital until the new season starts in the fall.

Saturday, June 3 — doors open at 7pm — recital starts 7:30pm — optional drinks and dessert reception with the pianist afterwards until about 10:00pm. For photos/videos of previous Lilacs events, see here.

To RSVP, go to the Eventbrite page here. As always, 100% of the proceeds will go to the pianist.

About Maxim

American pianist Maxim Lando was lauded by Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times as displaying “brilliance and infectious exuberance in his New York debut” combined with “impressive delicacy” and a “wild-eyed danger.”

Maxim first made international headlines performing with Lang Lang, Chick Corea, and The Philadelphia Orchestra led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin at Carnegie Hall’s 2017 Opening Night Gala. Since then, he has performed with major orchestras around the world.

Maxim is a recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Young Artist Award and the First Prize winner in both the 2022 New York Franz Liszt International Competition and the 2021/22 Vendome Prize. As winner of the 2021 Juilliard Concerto Competition, he made his Alice Tully Hall debut performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Juilliard Orchestra led by Xian Zhang. In 2020, Maxim was named Musical America’s New Artist of the Month. In 2018, he won First Prize at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. 

And Maxim is not yet old enough to legally drink at a bar.

Dedicated to making classical music accessible to his own generation, Maxim has been featured on CNN’s Best of Quest, NPR, BBC Radio 4, WQXR, Bavarian Radio, Israel’s “Intermezzo with Arik,” and Russia’s TV Kultura. 

In 2019, Maxim’s sold-out recital debuts at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater included Liszt’s complete Transcendental Etudes and were hailed by the New York Times as a concert “You Won’t Want To Miss!” Now is your chance to hear Maxim perform the complete set in person.

The program

Liszt – Transcendental Études, S.139

Robert Schumann once described these 12 études as “storm and terror,” with passages that “exceed all limits,” playable “at most by ten or twelve people in the whole world.” Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times says Schumann’s last claim might still be true today.

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