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About Maryam Raya

Maryam Raya is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning concert pianist based in New York and Milan.


Maryam Raya has performed at concert halls worldwide, dazzling audiences with her virtuosity, exuberant energy, and passion for the arts.  She discovered the piano at the age of four and performed her first recital at the age of nine.

Praised as “A First Rate Pianist” by the National Film Awards, Maryam believes classical music can serve as a spiritual experience for listeners by transporting them to a different world.


She studied with former professors from the Moscow Conservatory and St. Petersburg Conservatory, leading to her first performance at Carnegie Hall at age 16.


Recognized for her “dynamic stage presence” by the Union of Excellence, Maryam has delivered lecture recitals at prestigious institutions including Columbia University, recitals for New York’s premier fashion and film communities, recitals abroad in France and Italy, and appearances at Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall as a featured soloist.


Her passion for the interconnectivity of all art forms has led her to perform in places outside of the traditional recital hall such as art galleries, museums, fashion and film festivals.


Maryam has performed recitals worldwide: in England, France, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, Portugal, Malta, Spain, China, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, China, and Dubai.


She possesses a diverse and extensive repertoire of piano solo and ensemble, including over thirty solo piano concerti.


Described as a "Complete Artist of the 21st Century" by Info Music France, Maryam has been a featured artist in numerous publications across Europe, and American news outlets such as CBS News.


Within the United States, she has performed at world-renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The National Gallery of Art, The Phillips Collection, Tenri Cultural Institute, The National Opera Center, The Kosciuszko Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, the Embassy of Poland, and the Embassy of France, among others.


Beyond the piano, Maryam is captivated by the worlds of film and visual arts, which influence her captivating performances.


Through her “Poetic and Genius Recitals” as described by The Further Magazine, Maryam is determined to make the classical repertoire she loves accessible to younger audiences.  She has previously served as a piano faculty member at New York University.


Maryam is also a graduate of the world renowned SDA Bocconi School of Management.

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Boldly assertive playing with crisp rhythms and a clean, crystalline sound.”

- National Film Awards

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