Maksym Shadko was born in 1993 in Kharkiv (Ukraine). From 2000 to 2011 studying at the Kharkiv Secondary Music Boarding School (Prof. Nataliia Avramenko). From 2011 until now studying with Professor Tatyana Vierkina at Kharkiv National Ivan Kotlyarevsky University of Arts.
Maksym is laureate of numerous international competitions, among them are International Vladimir Krainev Young Pianists Competition (2004, Ukraine, 2 prize), International competition “Night in Madrid” (2014, Spain, 1 prize), International competition in memory of Borys Lyatoshinsky (2014, France, special prize), First open contest of music art “Kharkiv assemblies” (2016, Ukraine, 1 prize), Kyiv international piano competition (2018, Ukraine, 2 prize).
In 2013 and 2014 years Maksym became a co-founder of International festival of young composers and performers “Days of new music in Kharkiv”.
Pianist is repeadly performed as a soloist with The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Kharkiv Philharmonic orchestra, Young Symphony orchestra “Slobogansky”.
Maksym has participate in the master classes of professors Dmitri Alexeev, Milana Chernyavska, Pavel Gililov, Sergei Edelmann, Wolfgang Manz, Giuliano Mazzoccante, Lev Natochenny and master classes of Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy (Lahr/Germany).
From 2018 VERE MUSIC FUND is supporting Maksym by providing a grant.