Ilya Maximov is the winner of the G.B. Viotti International Piano Competition in Italy. He has a wide range of repertoire starting from early classics to modern composers, while Russian piano music always had a special place in his concert career.
He performed at the world’s most esteemed concert halls and festivals in Europe, Asia and America including Palau de la Música in Barcelona, Palau de la Música in Valencia, Real Academia de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Salle Cortot in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, Chamber Hall of Berlin Philharmonie, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Morinomiye Piloti Hall in Osaka, Suginami Kokaido in Tokyo, Esplanade Hall in Singapore, Theatre A. Roldán in Havana and La Sapienza in Rome.

He regularly performs as a soloist and with various orchestras such as Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Teatro Carlo Felice Orchestra, Wuhan Symphonic Orchestra, Singapore Youth Symphonic Orchestra, Orchestra Simfònica del Valles, Ural state symphony orchestra, Havana National Symphonic Orchestra, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra among others. He collaborated with such conductors as Justus Franz, James P Liu, Misha Katz, Dmitry Yablonsky, Darrell Ang, and James Ross.

Ilya Maximov is a top prizewinner at more than fifteen international competitions, including Maria Canals International Piano competition (Spain), Hilton Head International Piano Competition (USA), Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition (Spain) and at the Scottish International Piano Competition. In 2011 he has received the Public prize at Musical Olympus festival in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Maximov graduated from Conservatorio Superior del Liceu in Barcelona, Royal College of Music in London and Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg where he studied with a renowned pianists and pedagogues Stanislav Pochekin, Dmitri Alexeev and Pavel Gililov. Alongside his solo career Ilya Maximov teaches at Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg.