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