Maxim Mogilevsky has established himself as a profound and virtuosic performer firmly in the great Russian piano tradition. He has studied under and performed with some of the most legendary names in music, including Bella Davidovich, Martha Argerich, Alexander Toradze, Dmitri Kitaenko, and most recently conductor Valery Gergiev, with whom Mr. Mogilevsky made his Carnegie Hall debut (as soloist with the Kirov Orchestra) in December of 2007.
Maxim Mogilevsky’s prodigious talent was such that he became the last pupil of the legendary Moscow piano teacher Anaida Sumbatian, who also taught Vladimir Ashkenazy. He debuted at the age of 13 with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra under Kitaenko, and studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory under professor Lev Naumov. As the recipient of the 1990 Tchaikovsky Scholarship, he won further studies at the Juilliard School with Bella Davidovich. Mr. Mogilevsky then obtained a master’s degree from Indiana University at South Bend, where he was a member of the world-famous Piano Studio of Alexander Toradze.
In addition to his performances with Valery Gergiev and the Kirov/Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Maxim Mogilevsky has performed around the world. He has performed recitals at the Festival Ile-de-France, Festival de Wallonie, Festival van Antwerpen, and Festival de Valencia in Europe, as well as the Sydney Festival, Yokohama Piano Festival in Japan, the Gilmore Keyboard and Ravinia Festivals in the U.S., as well as the Moscow Easter Festival and the White Nights Festival (St. Petersburg) in his native Russia.
In addition to his solo work, Mr. Mogilevsky was the winner of the Grand Prize, Audience Prize and Casadesus Award at the 8th International Murray Dranoff Duo Piano Competition as a member of the Mogilevsky/Smolina Duo with his wife, Chopin Project pianist Svetlana Smolina. In September 2005 the duo released a rCD recording of Stravinsky’s Les Noces with Valery Gergiev to critical acclaim on the Decca/Philips label.
In 2008, Maxim Mogilevskywas the featured soloist on a concert tour by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, with appearances at Segerstrom Hall in Orange County, CA, the New York City Center in New York; the Stanislavski Theater in Moscow.
Mr. Mogilevsky’s future plans include a tour with Hungarian National Orchestra and Zoltan Kocis in France, a engagements in Paris at the Palais du Louvre, and the Teatre Champs Elysees with the Orchestre National de France and Daniel Gatti, a Latin American tour with conductor/violist Yuri Bashmet’s New Moscow Orchestra, and a performance at the Eilat Festival in Israel with Valergy Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra.