Already an acclaimed artist in his native Belarus, clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov is quickly gaining renown as an artist of profound musical sensibility and a performer of remarkable charisma. Recently hailed by the Lucid Culture for “clarity that’s viscerally breathtaking” and “effortless…quicksilver legato” Maksim continues to win over audiences with his profound musical sensibility and flawless technique. As the recipient of the Artists International New York Debut Award, Mr. Shtrykov presented his solo debut recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall in April 2007.
Since his orchestra debut recital at age 14, Mr. Shtrykov has appeared as a regular guest soloist with the Belarusian State Symphonic Orchestra and the Belarusian State Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Shtrykov is a first prize winner of the Belarus National Woodwind Competition and a prizewinner of Dymtro Bida International Woodwind Competition in Ukraine. Mr. Shtrykov is also a two-time recipient of the Presidents’ Foundation Award “Young Talents of Belarus.” He has performed recitals and chamber music concerts in such major halls as the Polish Baltic Philharmonic, the Belarusian State Philharmonic, Izumi Hall in Osaka, Miller Theatre at the Columbia University and Baruch Performing Arts Center.
Maksim Shtrykov actively performs both as a recitalist and with various chamber music ensembles. As a founding member of the Chamber Trio “Reflection”, Mr. Shtrykov is a winner of the International Johannes Brahms Chamber Music Competition in Poland, where he was awarded First Prize and the Special Award for the best performance of a work by Brahms, and a prizewinner of the International “Gaetano Zinetti” Chamber Music Competition in Sanguinetto-Verona, Italy. A passionate advocate of clarinet music, Mr. Shtrykov regularly tours throughout the United States with acclaimed pianist, Misuzu Tanaka, as members of the Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo.
Highlights of the 2014-2015 season have included concerts at St. Croix Landmarks Society’s Candlelight Series, Frederick Collection Historical Piano Concerts (Ashburnham, MA), and Summer Stars Classical Series (Ocean Grove, NJ). In the 2015-2016 season, Maksim Shtrykov can be heard with concerts and master classes at the Starlight Tea Concert Series (Lancaster, PA), Music Matters Series at La Grua Center (Stonington, CT), Shorter University’s Guest Artist Series and Tuesday's Music Live Series, America's largest luncheon concert series in Augusta, Georgia to name a few.
Maksim Shtrykov holds a degree of Master of Music from The Juilliard School, where he had been a scholarship student in the studio of Charles Neidich.
Artist's Website: www.maksimshtrykov.com