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Maksim Shtrykov

Maksim Shtrykov, clarinet

Already an acclaimed artist in his native Belarus, clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov is quickly gaining renown as an artist of remarkable charisma and extraordinary musicianship. He has been hailed for “clarity that’s viscerally breathtaking” and “effortless…quicksilver legato” (Lucid Culture, NYC). A recipient of the Artists International New York Debut Award, Maksim Shtrykov presented his Carnegie Hall debut recital at Weill Hall in 2007. A passionate advocate of clarinet music, he is on a continuous quest of expanding his instrument’s repertoire, bringing to light rarely performed masterpieces by forgotten masters.

His 2016-2017 season begins with a concerto appearance at the Festival Amadeus in Whitefish, MT collaborating with the Amadeus Festival Orchestra and its Artistic Director John Zoltek in a performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. With his partner, acclaimed pianist Misuzu Tanaka, Maksim Shtrykov tours throughout the United States as the Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo. Together they will give recitals for the Chamber Music Society of Maryland, Ridgecrest Chamber Music Society, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts in Chicago and will embark on a two week concert tour in South Africa. The past two seasons have included recitals and master classes on the Starlight Tea Concert Series in Lancaster (PA), Music Matters Series at La Grua Center in Stonington (CT), Shorter University’s Guest Artist Series, Tuesday's Music Live Series in Augusta (GA), Frederick Collection Historical Piano Concerts in Ashburnham (MA), and Summer Stars Classical Series in Ocean Grove (NJ).

At age 14, Maksim Shtrykov was awarded a solo orchestral debut with the State Chamber Orchestra of Belarus, a performance that led to a series of concerto performances with the Belarusian State Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. He is a prizewinner of many competitions including the Dmytro Bida International Woodwind Competition (Lviv, Ukraine), Brahms Chamber Music Competition (Gdańsk, Poland), and “Salieri - Zinetti” International Chamber Music Competition (Verona, Italy). He is also a two-time recipient of the President’s Foundation Award, “Young Talents of Belarus.”

Maksim Shtrykov holds a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where he was a scholarship student in the celebrated studio of Charles Neidich. This is his second appearance on our concert series.

Please visit his web site, , where among other things you will find a number of video and audio files to watch and listen.