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Maxim Lubarsky

Maxim Lubarsky is a native of Odessa, Ukraine, and has been playing piano for 20 years. In Ukraine, he studied at the Stalyarsky School of Music, where his father, a member of the piano faculty, was his teacher and mentor. Maxim received a Master�s Degree in Performance, Pedagogy, Classical Ensemble and Accompaniment from the Odessa State Conservatory, where he studied with Evilina Kovalenko.

Maxim has been playing jazz piano since 1990, and has graduated with a degree in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music where he studied with Joanne Brackeen and Danila Perez. He has won first place in several jazz piano competitions including the Krivoy Rog, Dnepropetrovsk, and Kobanchenko in Ukraine. At Berklee he was the 2002 recipient of the Berklee Technics Piano Award and the Best Scholarship 2000.

Professionally, Maxim led the Art Session Jazz Ensemble in Odessa (1995-2001), played in concert with the Odessa State Symphony Orchestra (1999-2000), and played with Big-Band for the Odessa State Circus (1995-2000). Also in Odessa, Maxim performed weekly at the Ragtime Jazz Club (1996-1999), and he has performed on tours with a number of different musicians. Maxim has also toured with a classical sextet in Israel, France, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Greece, and the USA (1993-2001), these tours included recordings for CD productions.

Since his arrival in the United States in 2001, Maxim has performed in concerts, toured and recorded a classical duo CD with violinist Rosalita Agrest. He has performed and recorded with his group and has given many solo recitals in various venues such as Natick Center of Art, Sumter Theater, Berklee Performance Center, and others. Maxim has also been involved in numerous R&B projects with performers such as Gabriel Goodman, Cristian Armstead, Jerome Kyle and others. Maxim is very happy on stage, performing both jazz and classical music, working with other musicians who love this music. His idea of a perfect life is to be a musician, being constantly surprised at the changes his work brings to the music as it is happening.


Album Review

The JCA Orchestra: Live At The BPC

Read "Live At The BPC" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

The JCA Orchestra has been an important part of the Boston jazz scene since it formed in 1985. Several of its recordings are dominated by the compositions of its leader, Darrell Katz, but this live concert from the Berklee Performance Center features works by several orchestra members other than Katz and gives a fuller picture of the orchestra's range. Violinist Mimi Rabson contributes two atmospheric pieces. “Romanpole" is a musical culture clash inspired by the period when the ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Homage to Gramlis




Next Level


Live At The BPC

JCA Recordings


I'll be around

Unknown label


Gone Tree

From: Homage to Gramlis
By Maxim Lubarsky


From: Unsaid
By Maxim Lubarsky


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