Maksim Shtrykov, Clarinetist and Misuzu Tanaka, Pianist are two sensationally gifted and acclaimed virtuosi. As the Shtrykov -Tanaka Duo, they have performed throughout the United States to high acclaim, securing for them an impressive number of re-engagements. Clarinet and piano duos are still rare gems despite an immense repertoire. However, with innovative programming and community outreach the Duo is transforming this instrumental combination into a welcomed guest at chamber series around the globe.
The Duo has performed on many eminent concert series across the country including, Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, (IL), Amadeus Festival in Whitefish, (MT.) and Frederick Collection Historical Piano Concerts in Ashburnham, (MA), to name a few.
Maxim and Misuzu first met in December, 2012 and, as avid chamber music collaborators, instantly felt a unique artistic connection resulting in an inspiring and creative friendship. Both artists are graduates of The Juilliard School and enjoy extensive international solo careers that have been heard in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Germany's Leipzig Gewandhaus and Japan's Izumi Hall.
Maksim Shtrykov has been the recipient of several prestigious awards starting at the age of 14, when he was awarded a solo orchestral debut with the State Chamber Orchestra of Belarus. This stunning performance lead to a series of concerto performances with Belarusian State Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. Since then he has received the Dmytro Bida International Woodwind Completion, Brahms Chamber Music Competition, and “Salieri – Zinetti” International Chamber Music Competition awards. Also, as being a recipient of the President’s Foundation Award “Young Talents of Belarus” two times. Along with being a recipient of the Artists International New York Debut Award.
His performances has been hailed for “clarity that’s viscerally breathtaking” and “effortless…quicksilver legato” by (Lucid Culture, NYC). Click here for more information on Maksim Shtrykov
Misuzu Tanaka was born in London, United Kingdom where she started her piano career at the age of 5. She quickly progressed her studies throughout Japan and later studying under Martin Canin at the Juilliard School. She later earned her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan.
She has used her talent and education to perform in prestigious concert venues throughout the world and was hailed by international press as a pianist ”who dispatched everything with both dizzying speed and sensitivity” by Today’s Zaman (Turkey) and for her "exceptionally high technical level” by General-Anzeiger Bonn (Germany) Click here for more information on Misuzu Tanaka.