Artistic DirectorDaniel Meyer welcomes back piano virtuoso Maxim Lando to performChopin’sPiano Concerto No 1. This is Lando’s third guest appearance with the WSO – he first captured the world’s attention at age 14 performing alongside Lang Lang. His numerous awards include the 2020 Gilmore Young Artist Award and a gold medal at the Berlin International Music Competition. The concert also features Cindy McTee’sAdagio and Angelica by the WSO former Assistant Conductor Efraín Amaya.
“Maxim Lando displayed brilliance and infectious exuberance in his New York debut.” ~ THE NEW YORK TIMES
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 fourteen, 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.
Mr. 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, DC, 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’s “10 Months of Classical Concerts You Won’t Want to Miss!”
Dedicated to making classical music accessible to his own generation, Maxim Lando has been featured on CNN’s Best of Quest, NPR’s “From The Top,” BBC Radio 4 and WQXR. A proponent of Sing For Hope’s mission, he served as a last-minute replacement for Lea Salonga at its 2017 Gala.
Winner of the Gold Medal at the 2017 Berlin International Music Competition, Maxim Lando has participated in the Artemisia Akademie at Yale University, is an alumnus of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, and is a student of Hung-Kuan Chen (YCA Alumnus) and Tema Blackstone at Juilliard Pre-College.
Maxim Lando appears by arrangement with Young Concert Artists, Inc. yca.org
Daniel Meyer Artistic Director and Conductor
Warren Davidson, concertmaster
Jason Neukom, associate
Dena Miller, assistant concertmaster
Joshua Huang, acting principal
Samantha Nelson, acting assistant principal
David Sinclair, principal
Maija Anstine, acting assistant principal
Will Teegarden, acting principal
Sarah Ferrell, acting assistant principal
Jacob McAleavey, principal
Riley Zimmerman, acting assistant principal
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