Maya Irgalina

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London-based pianist Maya Irgalina performs solo, partners with singers, and chamber musicians, and is a regular soloist with orchestras.
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London-based Maya Irgalina is a Belarusian pianist of Tatar origin. Her musical interests include jazz and contemporary classics, including Nikolai Kapustin and Carl Vine; as well as Spanish and French impressionism alongside her European and Russian repertoire. Her work has paired her with celebrated tenor Simon O’Neal, cellist Abel Selaocoe, alongside her collaboration with mezzo-soprano Fleur Barron. As a guest pianist, she has played with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and Belarusian Opera House Orchestra to name just a few. Maya has been selected as a Britten-Pears Young Artist and was featured in Semyon Bychkov’s Beloved Friend project about Tchaikovsky with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She has won prizes in such competitions as Dudley, Sydney, Maria Yudina, Scriabin etc., and performed internationally with the UK highlights including performances at Wigmore Hall, Barbican, Machynlleth Festival, Oscar Wilde Weekend, Rye Arts Festival, and Cheltenham Jazz Festival. 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 and the Gold Medal 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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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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Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£420
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From Encore customers:

Mohamed B
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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
5 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

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

Robert T
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Maya was fantastic to work with. She was very well presented and a credit to Encore artists She provided a good indication of what could be played at the event, in keeping with it being a party, which was helpful. She was also extremely polite and followed up the next day to wish us well, which was appreciated. We would rebook Thank you

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From other customers:

Black S
7 years ago

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

Jennifer N
9 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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