Maya Irgalina

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London-based Maya Irgalina performs internationally with the UK highlights including Barbican, Wigmore Hall and Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
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London-based Maya Irgalina is a Belarusian pianist of Tatar origin. She performs internationally with the UK highlights including Barbican, Wigmore Hall, Machynlleth Festival, Oscar Wilde Weekend, and Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Maya’s recent appearances include the Oxford Festival of Arts together with soprano Nicola Said, performances at Piano Week Festival in Rugby, UK, and in Quimper, France premiering the theatrical recital Who Does She Think She Is? together with mezzo-soprano Veronica Chacon. Maya has won numerous prizes in piano competitions, including Dudley, Sydney, Maria Yudina and Scriabin. She is the winner of the RNCM’s highest accolade for solo performance, the Gold Medal, and had her Wigmore Hall debut as a winner of the Worshipful Company of Musicians auditions. Her playing was broadcast by ABC (Australia), BBC Radio 3 and Belarusian Radio. As a soloist, she has played with orchestras including City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Belarusian Opera House Orchestra, RNCM Symphony Orchestra, Batumi Symphony Orchestra and others. As a collaborative pianist, Maya has been selected as Britten-Pears Young Artist and was featured in Semyon Bychkov’s Beloved Friend project about Tchaikovsky. She regularly performs with such singers as Fleur Barron, Ruby Philogene and Nicola Said; she has received The Paul Hamburger Prize from Graham Johnson and is an alumna of Franz Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien, Austria. Maya is a frequent guest in Piano Week as a performer and educator. In 2023 Maya became the ambassador of the PH Pianos, recording videos on the Danish design pianos. Maya is very grateful to her professors Lilia Ter-Minasian, Graham Scott, Ronan O’Hora and Julius Drake. She holds the International Artist Diploma in Solo Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music and the Master’s degree in Music from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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Maya's Reviews

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James B
1 year ago
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4.8 out of 5

It was a pleasure to have Maya perform. She was good at introducing each piece and friendly and charming.

Mohamed B
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

There are not enough superlatives available to properly describe and to fairly review Maya. She is, without a doubt, an absolute gem. She is warm, caring, passionate and a consummate professional who plays the piano beautifully. She certainly helped transform our wedding breakfast into an event and we could not have asked for a better performer. Maya also went over and beyond her duties as contracted. She willingly liaised and rehearsed with, and played music to accompany two opera performers we had hired separately and ensured a seamless night of beautiful music. We cannot wait to see and hear her perform again. Thank you again Maya for been a beautiful soul, an amazing performer and for bringing so much love to our wedding.

Reply from Maya
2 years ago

Dear Mohamed, thank you very much for a wonderful review! I am really happy everything worked so well. Your wedding was such a gorgeous event - it was a great pleasure to be the part of it 😊

Hayley R
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Maya was great and was able to fill in last minute for us as our original musician cancelled. Maya was friendly and it was so lovely to hear her perform at our evening reception, it was very much enjoyed by all.

Giles C
2 years ago
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4.8 out of 5

Maya Irgalina's performance was quite outstanding. We will definitely be booking her again.

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From other customers:

Black S
9 years ago

One of the best pianists we have had at the Halls" . . ."absolutely stunning. What an amazing talent she has.

Jennifer N
11 years ago

...I had an absolutely magical and uplifting time at the concert which far surpassed my initial expectations...Maya Irgalina was electric, fusing her pieces with a dark, emotive energy that could be felt with every key that was struck.

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£420
Up to 3 hours£600
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Repetiteur, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Accompanist
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