LSO Concert with Maxim Lando, Piano
Under the direction of Music Director & Conductor Daniel Meyer, the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will perform a moving concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 in Hoover Auditorium.
The LSO, established in 1963, is a celebrated tradition at Lakeside and a key component of our arts programming. More than 80 musicians from across the country are members of the symphony, many of whom have devoted years of service to Lakeside.
This summer brings a series of LSO performances for all ages with extraordinarily talented guest artists and new opportunities for audiences to share the love of music and the symphony.
Maxim Lando, pianist, first made international headlines performing together 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, including the Pittsburgh Symphony, Russian National Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Symphony, Kazakh State Philharmonic and many others.
A recipient of the prestigious Gilmore Young Artist Award, Lando is also First Prize winner in both the 2022 New York Franz Liszt International Competition and The Vendome Prize 2021/22. He continues to garner international attention on the largest stages, this past year returning to Carnegie Hall to perform Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, led by Gabor Hollerung.
As winner of the 2021 Juilliard Concerto Competition, Lando made his Alice Tully Hall debut performing Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the Juilliard Orchestra led by Xian Zhang.
In 2020, Lando was named Musical America’s New Artist of the Month, and in 2018, at the age 16, he won First Prize at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. His following 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!”
Lando has been featured as a guest artist at numerous festivals, including the Gilmore Piano Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Kissinger Sommer (Germany), Ravinia Festival, Skaneateles Festival, Rising Stars Munich, Musical Olympus International Festival (Russia) and Samos Young Artist Festival (Greece).
Lando partners frequently with violinist Daniel Hope and is passionate about chamber music and unusual repertoire. He has collaborated with Lynn Harrell, Julian Rachlin and the Danish String Quartet, among others, and plays regularly with Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players in New York City.
His CD, Into Madness with German violinist Tassilo Probst, was released last August. The double album continues to receive the highest critical acclaim, with Radio Bremen Zwei announcing, “Two 19-year-old newcomers are stirring up the world of classical music.”
Dedicated to making classical music accessible to his own generation, Lando 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. A proponent of Sing for Hope’s mission, he served as a last-minute replacement for Lea Salonga at its 2017 Gala.
Earlier awards that greatly impacted Lando’s musical life include Gold Prize at the 16th International Television Competition “The Nutcracker” in Moscow and Second Place at the 2015 Kissingen Piano Olympics in Germany. He has also received an Audience Award and continued support from the Musical Olympus Foundation.
Lando is a proud alumnus of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation and studies with long-time mentors Hung- Kuan Chen and Tema Blackstone at The Juilliard School.