Sixteen-year-old American pianist Maxim Lando won First Prize at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Since his celebrated debut performing Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 3 with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra two years ago, Maxim has had the honor to perform with orchestras such as The Philadelphia Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto, and Vancouver Symphonies. He was the Gold Medal winner of the 2017 Berliner International Competition, and his many musical collaborations have included working with artists such as Lang Lang, Chick Corea, Julian Rachlin, and Daniel Hope. Maxim has been a student of Hung-Kuan Chen and Tema Blackstone at Juilliard Pre-College since 2013, and is the 2019 Laureate of the Artemisia Foundation.