Ilya Maximov

Russia | Age 30

Ilya Maximov, winner of the 2015 G.B. Viotti International Piano Competition in Italy, has been a top prizewinner at more than 15 competitions, including the Maria Canals, Hilton Head, Jose Iturbi, and the Scottish international piano competitions. In 2011, he received the audience award at Musical Olympus festival in St. Petersburg. He has performed at top concert halls and festivals in Europe, Asia, and the United States, including Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, Salle Cortot in Paris, Carnegie Hall, Chamber Hall of Berlin Philharmonie, and more. He regularly performs as a recitalist and with orchestras such as Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Teatro Carlo Felice Orchestra, Wuhan Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. Born in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Mr. Maximov played his first concerto with the Yekaterinburg Philharmonic Orchestra at age 8. He graduated from Royal College of Music in London and Universität Mozarteum Salzburg. When not at the piano, Mr. Maximov enjoys chess.



Preliminary Recital
FRANCK-BAUER Prélude, Fugue et Variations, op. 18
HAMELIN Toccata on “L’homme armé”
RACHMANINOFF Prelude in G-sharp Minor, op. 32, no. 12
RACHMANINOFF Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 36 (1931)

Quarterfinal Recital
ALBÉNIZ “Evocación” from Iberia, Book I
ALBÉNIZ “El puerto” from Iberia, Book I
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

Semifinal Recital

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 9 in E Major, op. 14, no. 1
RACHMANINOFF Étude-tableau in C Minor, op. 33, no. 3
RACHMANINOFF Étude-tableau in D Minor, op. 33, no. 4
RACHMANINOFF Étude-tableau in C-sharp Minor, op. 33, no. 9
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, op. 84

Semifinal Concerto
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467

Final Round Piano Quintet
DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet in A Major, op. 81

Final Round Concerto
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, op. 26