Lily Maisky was born in Paris in 1987, moving to Brussels soon after. She began playing the piano at the age of four, with Lyl Tiempo, also studying with Hagit Kerbel, Olga Mogilevsky, Ilana Davids and Alan Weiss. Lily was a pupil at the “Purcell School of Music” from 2001 till 2004 where she also studied jazz piano. She has received master classes and musical advice from renowned artists including Martha Argerich, Dmitri Bashkirov, Joseph Kalichstein, Evgeny Mogilevsky, Pavel Gililov, Vitali Margulis, Oleg Maisenberg and Marielle Labeque to name a few. She also participated in the prestigious Verbier Academy and the Oxford Philomusica piano courses.
Concert appearances have taken her throughout Europe as well as the Far East, and she has been invited to many renowned festivals such as the Verbier Festival, Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, the Edinburgh Festival, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Franz Liszt festival in Austria, Julian Rachlin and Friends in Dubrovnik, Rencontres de Bel Air in France, the Schlesswig-Holstein Music Festival as well as the English Chamber Orchestra Music Cruise. Lily has performed concertos under the batons of maestros Thomas Sanderling, Gerd Albrecht, Daniel Raiskin and Charles Olivieri Munroe amongst others. She has also performed solo and ensemble works in such prestigious venues as the Royal Festival Hall in London, Vienna's Concerthaus, Munich's Prinzregentheatre, Hamburg's Leiszhalle, Venezia's La Fenice, Bonn's BeethovenHalle, Tokyo's Suntory Hall, Rome's Teatro Olimpico, Moscow Conservatory, Saint Petersburg Philarmonie, New York's Carnegie Hall and Buckingham Palace among others.
Lily features on several Deutsche Grammophon and EMI recording releases, and has been frequently broadcasted on European and Asian radio and television. Lily enjoys playing chamber music as well as solo piano and forms a regular duo with Mischa Maisky. She has also performed with such artists as Julian Rachlin, Janine Jansen, Renaud Capuçon, Sergey Krylov, Nicholas Angelich, Frank Braley, Gérard Caussé, Chantal Juillet, Dora Schwarzberg as well as Alissa Margulis, Hrachya Avanesyan, Geza Hosszu-Legocky, Orfeo Mandozzi, Boris Brovstyn and Boris Andrianov.