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Maxim Heijmerink (Amsterdam, 2000) is pianist and composer. He was eleven years old when he started piano lessons. After one year he reached the finals of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw’s Youth Talent Concours. 2015 is the year he got accepted by the young talent class of the Amsterdam Conservatory. Maxim played in the Concertgebouw several times and many other concert halls in the Netherlands. He also played on
national television and national radio. Maxim won two times the first prize in the Prinses Christina Concours and won other national prizes. Together with the Rotterdam Youth Orchestra (RYO) he played Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. He also performed this concerto with a chamber orchestra in Berlin. In Ahoy, Rotterdam, the RYO orchestra played Maxim’s composition as part of a charity initiative for 25.000 people. In the summer of 2019 Maxim went on a concert tour through the USA and Canada. Later in this year Maxim played a concert in the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste for the dutch community in Zürich. This year he also won the Classic Young Masters award in Rotterdam. Maxim had masterclasses with Leslie Howard, Dmitry Bashkirov, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Jerome Lowenthal, Matti Raekallio, Jacques Rouvier and Boris Berman. In 2022 Maxim won the first prize at the Orbetello International Piano Competition. Maxim finished his bachelor's degree in Amsterdam with Frank van de Laar. Currently he pursues his masters degree at the Mannes School of Music in New York with Pavlina Dokovska and Jerome Rose.

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Awards

2024 Steinway Award 
2023 Laureate American Virtuoso Competition
2022 Orbetello International Piano Competition, First Prize
2019 Classic Young Masters Award, National First Prize
2018 Tel Hai International Piano Masterclasses (Israel), Encouragement Prize
2018 Prinses Christina Concours Regio Noord Holland, First Prize
2017 Prinses Christina Concours Regio Noord Holland, First Prize
2015 Peter de Grote Festival, Encouragement Prize
2014 Bne Akiwa international Song festival (UK), First Prize,
2014 Peter de Grote Festival, Encouragement Prize
2012 Finalist in Young Talent competition Concert Gebouw, Amsterdam

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