Maxim Mogilevsky was the last piano student of Anaida Sumbatian, who taught legendary Vladimir Ashkenazy. Debuted with Moscow Philharmonic at the age of 13 with Maestro D.Kitaenko. Graduated from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory where studied with Lev Naumov. Recepient of Tchaikovsky Scholarship. Postgraduate studies at Moscow Conservatory(DMA). Studied at Juilliard School with B.Davidovich. Master Degree from Indiana University with Alexander Toradze. Worked as Assistant to Toradze for 6 years.
Won Tokyo, Unisa(Pretoria, South Africa)and Opporto (Portugal)piano competitions. Appeared with Tokyo Metropolitan, New Japan Philharmonic, Yokohama International Piano Festival. Debuted in the US at Gold Medal piano series at Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena,CA. Appeared with Seattle Symphony (Maestro G.Schwarz), Kirov Orchestra (Maestro V.Gergiev), St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Fargo Symphony.
Festvals included Edinburgh Festival ("Angel Award", 1997), Rotterdam Philips Gergiev Festival, "White Nights" Festival, Mikkeli Festival (Finland), Stresa Festival (Italy), Carithischer Sommer festival (Austria), NJ Symphony Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff Festivals, Ravinia Festival. Recitals at Cliburn Concerts (Fort Worth), Hollywood Bowl, De Doelen (Rotterdam), Salle Gaveau (Paris), Palais-des Beaux-Arts(Brussels), Diligentsia (The Hague), New Opera of Tel Aviv, Teatro San Martin in Cordoba (Argentina), Prudential Hall (Newark), Kravis Center (West Palm Beach), Teatro Lyrico (Milano). Future plans include Ruhr Festival (Germany), Gilmore Festival, New York Chamber Orchestra. Chamber Music partners included St. Petersburg String Quartet, Yuri Bashmet, Enrico Dindo, Yevgeny Bushkov and Svetlana Smolina. Currently Ass.Professor of Piano, Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio.
Selected Reviews "..A stunning Mogilevsky,..Big,bold performance,stunning power.." Joseph McLellan, Washington Post "Russia's fearless generation X pianist" Charles Michener, New York Observer "Stunning control of touch and tone,a complete artist" Wayne Lee Gay Fort Worth Star Telegram "Uncommonly recreative artist,..breathtaking in colors and fleetness.." John Ardoin, Dallas Morning News "Mogilevsky: Skill and Talent, charismatic manner and irrepresible personality." Daniel Cariaga, Los Angeles Times "What a star!Mogilevsky'the Lion'delivered astonshingly explosive performance."Michael Tumelty, The Glasgow Herald "Breathtaking..,real master of piano" Vesa Siren, Helsingin Sanomat "Mogilevsky and Smolina collaborated handsomely on the Stravinsky concerto.Rachmaninoff 1&2 duo-piano suites were brilliantly displayed" David Stevens, International Herald Tribune "In the hands of Mogilevsky and Smolina Rakhmaninoff suite no 2 provided formidable climax."Andrew Clark, Financial Times "Mogilevsky was particularly dazzling.."Matthew Rye, The Daily Telegraph