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Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00


Hourly Fee
Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

Music Theory

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Beginner £40.00
Intermediate £40.00
Advanced £40.00
Expert £40.00
Casual £40.00

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Acclaimed by Leslie Howard for “Intelligent, brilliant, and compelling music-making from start to finish” (Musical Opinion Magazine), Maxim is an award-winning pianist and the Ambassador for Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.

With a remarkable track record, Maxim has triumphed in over 10 international piano competitions worldwide, including the First Prizes at the 2022 Birmingham and 2022 Windsor International Piano Competitions in the UK, as well as the First Prize at the 2019 Cantù International Piano and Orchestra Competition and Grand Prix at the 2014 Chopin Roma International Piano Competition in Italy.

In 2017, he graduated with Distinction from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire under the mentorship of Sergei Dorensky.

During his studies in Moscow, Maxim garnered both Second Prize and the Audience Prize at the renowned 2015 Gian Battista Viotti International Piano Competition in Vercelli, Italy.

As a member of the “Moscow Conservatoire Piano Quintet”, Maxim achieved notable success by earning top honours at the 2017 Sergei Taneyev International Chamber Ensembles Competition in Russia, securing the First Prize, the Special Tatiana Gaydamovich Award, and the Special Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire Prize “For the best performance of a work by Taneyev”.

In 2017, he moved to the UK to pursue his career as a concert pianist.

In 2018, Maxim won the RNCM Gold Medal and showcased his artistry at the RNCM Gold Medal Winners concert at Wigmore Hall.

After becoming an Artist of the Kirckman Concert Society in London, Maxim played his full-length solo debut recital at Wigmore Hall in October 2019.

His accolades in the UK extend to the 2019 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, where he clinched Second Prize and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Prize, as well as the highly-regarded 2022 Dudley International Piano Competition, where he won the Third Prize.

Maxim was one of the artists invited to perform at the 2020 Hastings International Piano Digital Festival, alongside notable musicians such as Rufus Wainwright and Vanessa Latarche.

In 2021, Maxim achieved the completion of his International Artist Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music, guided by the esteemed pianist Ashley Wass.

Thanks to this course, Maxim made his debut recording of César Franck’s Symphonic Variations with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, which took place at the BBC Philharmonic Studio at MediaCityUK, Salford.

As a 2021 Imogen Cooper Music Trust Scholar, he participated in intensive master classes, interning with world-renowned pianist Dame Imogen Cooper for a week.

In October 2021, Maxim was invited to headline at Launch Concert for the 2022 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition at The White Rock Theatre in Hastings, along with the European Union Chamber Orchestra.

Since 2012, Maxim is the Soloist of the St Petersburg House of Music, showcasing his virtuosity in renowned venues across the globe.

His performances have graced prestigious stages in Russia, Italy, Spain, the UK, Brazil, Israel, and the US, including iconic venues such as Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome, and the illustrious Great Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire.

Maxim’s musical prowess has led to collaborations with world-renowned orchestras, including the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, The Hallé, and The European Union Chamber Orchestra.

Invited by Nikolai Lugansky, Maxim participated in the 35th International Rachmaninov Music Festival held in Tambov, Russia in 2016.

His presence extends to various distinguished music festivals, encompassing solo recitals at the King’s Lynn Festival, Hastings International Piano Digital Festival, South Downs Summer Music International Festival, Chester Music Festival, Battle Festival, the “Gradus ad Parnassum” Festival organised by Yamaha Music Russia, and the Festival commemorating the 90th Anniversary of Sergei Dorensky at the Moscow Conservatoire.

Maxim has been featured on Italian TV channels TG2 RAI and TGVercelli, as well as on BBC Radio 3.

Tutoring Experience:

Maxim currently serves as a Piano Tutor at Aura Music Academy and has previously held positions as a Piano Teacher at Maunders School of Popular Music and Rubato Music Centre in Manchester.
Prior to that, he dedicated 3 years to teaching as a Piano Teacher and Choir Accompanist at Moscow School of Arts No.14 in Russia.

His students, spanning various levels and ages from beginners to professionals, undergo comprehensive preparation for exams, concerts, and competitions, showcasing exceptional progress.

Remarkably, 100% of Maxim's students have attained a Merit or Distinction rate in their Grade exams, coupled with victories in piano competitions across the UK.
Notably, one of his private students recently secured Third Prize at the Alderley Edge Festival, judged by Timothy Barratt.

Maxim warmly welcomes students of all levels and ages, starting from 6 years old, to experience a lesson with him.

Tutoring Approach:

Recognising the uniqueness of each student, Maxim believes in tailoring his approach to meet individual needs.
For instance, with adult students, he emphasises the use of imagination in music while helping them understand the composer's style in their performed works.
However, he acknowledges that such an approach may not be suitable for teaching young pianists.

Above all, Maxim strives to instil a love for music and the piano instrument itself in his students, placing significant importance on finding the right approach to engage and captivate young learners from the outset.
In his classes, students not only find enjoyment but also derive substantial benefits.

For Maxim, teaching is not merely about fostering the development of a student as a pianist; it is an opportunity to enhance his own skills as a pianist, teacher, and artist.

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Native Language: Russian
Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Royal Northern College Of Music (2021) - International Artist Diploma (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Northern College Of Music (2021) - Postgraduate Diploma: Advanced Studies in Performance (Distinction) (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Royal Northern College of Music (2019) - Master of Music in Performance (Distinction) (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (2017) - Bachelor of Music with Honours (First Class Honours) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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