Ilya Maximov graduated from the Lyceum Music Center, the Royal College of Music in London and the Salzburg Mozarteum University where he studied as renowned pianists and pedagogues such as Stanislav Pochekin, Dimitri Alexeev and Pavel Gililov.
He is the winner of the G.B. Viotti International Piano Competition in Vercelli (Italy), the Maria Canals International Piano Competition (Spain) and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition (USA), among other prestigious competitions.
He has performed in concert halls and festivals in Europe, Asia and America.
He performs regularly as a soloist and as a member of various orchestras such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Teatro Carlo Felice Orchestra, the Wuhan Symphonic Orchestra, the Singapore Youth Youth Symphonic Orchestra, the Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, the Valles Symphony Orchestra and the Hilton Head Symphony, among others.