Pianist Lily Maisky (1987) was born in Paris but soon moved to Brussels. She studied piano in both the classical and jazz departments of the Purcell School for Young Musicians in Hertfordshire, Great Britain. She has taken part in masterclasses with Martha Argerich, Dmitri Bashkirov, Pavel Gililov among others. Maisky has performed throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.
“Lily Maisky played with grace, vigor and composure proving how well rounded a musician she is (…) in true Russian style the Maiskys played expressively and it was enthusiastically received by the Edinburgh audience.” Musical Criticism, Edinburgh International Festival
“Mischa and his daughter Lily, who is evidently a true musician, made music with deeply felt intimacy, in full agreement, and with the ideal magic of sound carried by common breathing. Two serious master musicians were to be admired.” Die Welt
“As an experienced, sensitive but independent young pianist, Lily Maisky presented herself in Munich’s Prinzregententheatre as highly talented. One couldn’t imagine a more homogeneous duo. It was a through and through musical relationship, they inspired each other and even more often, they agreed with each other unspoken.” Süddeutsche Zeitung
Lily Maisky performs around 100 concerts a year, many of which are with her father, cellist Mischa Maisky, or as part of the Maisky Trio with the addition of her brother, the violinist Sascha Maisky.
Maisky also puts this knowledge into practice when playing with others – Julian Rachlin, Janine Jansen, Renaud Capucon, Martha Argerich, Boris Brovtsyn and many others.
She is regularly invited to all the major festivals – Verbier, Edinburgh, Florence, Beijing, Gstaad, Schleswig-Holstein, Dubrovnik and Berlin. She has been lucky enough to perform with conductors Leonard Slatkin, Thomas Sanderling, Gerd Albrecht, Enrique Diemecke and others.
Maisky has played at London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Wiener Musikverein and Wiener Konzerthaus, Munich’s Prinzregententheater, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, the Konzerthaus Berlin, Venice’s La Fenice opera house, Bonn’s Beethovenhalle, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall – and that’s not even close to the full list.
Maisky is proud of the fact that she has the legendary Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli’s final Steinway instrument at home, and at concerts she also favours Steinway. “It is always a gift of reassurance upon entering a concert venue to be welcomed by a Steinway.”