Maryam Raya Kheirbek is internationally recognized for her dynamic stage presence and creative versatility. Born in Washington D.C. to a family of doctors, she gave her first public recital at the age of nine, and made her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of fourteen.

A prizewinner of numerous competitions and audience awards, she has made solo appearances in venues which include Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, The National Gallery of Art, The Phillips Collection, Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Tenri Cultural Institute, Greenwich House Music School, The National Opera Center, The Kosciuszko Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, the Embassy of Poland, the Embassy of France, and others. In addition to her appearances in the United States, she has performed on international stages in countries which include France, Italy, China, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, and Dubai.

Maryam has performed actively in festivals since the age of eleven. She was most recently invited to the Alion-Baltic International Music Festival, the International Piano Festival in Pineto, Italy, the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City, Beijing International Music Festival and Academy in Beijing, China, Tanglewood Music Center, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Brevard Music Center, among others. She has performed in public master class with artists which include Oxana Yablonskaya, Leslie Howard, Jerome Lowenthal, Stephen Hough, Richard Goode, Andre Laplante, Alexander Kobrin, Eteri Andjaparidze, and Jura Margulis.  

A graduate of both the Eastman School of Music under the tutelage of Natalya Antonova, and the Dual-Degree Program at the University of Rochester, Maryam holds a Master’s in Piano Performance as well as a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She completed both undergraduate degrees in four years. She also holds a second Master's degree in Piano Performance as well as in Pedagogy from New York University. Maryam’s undergraduate literary work culminated in an independent study and thesis on the oeuvre of metaphysical poets John Donne and Andrew Marvell, as well as an exploration into redefining the metaphysical in the 21st century with celebrated author and noted Renaissance scholar Kenneth Gross. Maryam completed pre-college piano studies in Washington D.C. with Mikhail Volchok beginning from the age of twelve. In addition to her esteemed accomplishments as a pianist and a writer, she has achieved national recognition as an actress from an early age and is a agency fashion and editorial model.

Maryam Raya Kheirbek serves on Adjunct Faculty in Piano at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She is a passionate advocate of community inclusion into the arts, and organizes recitals in public schools and homes throughout all New York City boroughs. Maryam especially commands the repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries, through which she specializes in integrating performances of newer works with visual arts and poetry, as a means of communicating and connecting with audiences of diverse backgrounds.



Complete Inventions

Various Preludes and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier Books I & II

French Suite no. 5 in G major

French Suite no. 6 in E major

Partita no. 3 in a minor

Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903


Sonata op. 2 no. 1 in f minor

Sonata op. 10 no. 2 in F major

Sonata op. 13 in c minor, “Pathetique”

Sonata op. 22 in B-flat major

Sonata op. 31 no. 2 in D minor “Tempest”

Sonata op. 31 no. 3 in E-flat major “The Hunt”

Sonata op. 53 in C major, “Waldstein”

Sonata op. 81a in E-flat major “Les adieux”

Sonata op. 90 in e minor

Sonata op. 110 in Ab major


Rhapsodies, op. 79

Piano Pieces op. 119


Ballade no. 1 in g minor, op .23

Ballade no. 2 in F major, op. 38

Ballade no. 3 in Ab major, op. 47

Ballade no. 4 in f minor, op. 52

Selected Etudes from op. 10 & op. 25

Mazurkas, op. 33, complete

Nocturne op. 9 no. 2

Nocturnes op. 27 nos. 1 and 2

Nocturne in c# minor, posthumous 

Nocturne op. 48 no. 1

Selected Waltzes


Pour le piano (For the piano), L. 95

Preludes Book I

La fille aux cheveux de lin

La cathédrale engloutie


Preludes Book II

La puerta del Vino



Sonata no. 52 in E-flat major Hob XVI/52


Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année – Italie, S16 (complete):


Il Penseroso

Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa

Sonetto 47 del Petrarca

Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

Sonetto 123 del Petrarca

Après une lecture de Dante: Fantasia Quasi Sonata

from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses


Hungarian Rhapsody no. 9

Hungarian Rhapsody no. 12

Hungarian Rhapsody no. 19


Mephisto Waltz no. 1

Selected Transcendental Etudes

no. 6 Vision

no. 8 Wilde Jagd

no. 9 Ricordanza

no 10 Appassionata

no. 11 Harmonies du soir

Un Sospiro


Various Songs without Words


Sonata in C major, K. 545

Sonata in F major, K. 332


Sarcasms, op. 17

Sonata no. 2 op. 14

Sonata no. 3 op. 28

Sonata no. 4 op. 29

Sonata no. 8 op. 84

Toccata op. 11


Etudes-tableaux op. 33 no. 5, op. 39 nos. 5, 6

Six Moments Musicaux op. 16 (complete)

from Morceaux de fantasie, op, 3

            Elegie in E-flat minor, no. 1

            Prelude in c-sharp minor, no. 2

Preludes op. 23 no. 5, no. 6

Preludes op. 32 no. 12, no. 13


Sonata in a minor, D. 784


Intermezzi, op. 4

Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Sonata no. 2 in g minor, op. 22

Symphonic Etudes, op. 13 


Etudes op. 8 no. 2, 11

Etudes op. 42, nos. 4, 5

Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand, op. 9

2 Poemes, op. 32

Sonata-fantasy no. 2 in g sharp minor, op. 19


Klavierstück IV

Klavierstück IX


Four Etudes op. 7

Piano Sonata (1924) 


Mazurkas, op. 50, nos. 1, 5, 6 


Five Bagatelles (1994)





Piano Concerto no. 3


Concerto no. 1 in C major, op. 15

Concerto no 3 in c minor, op. 37


Concerto no. 2 S. 125


Concerto no. 24 in C minor, K. 491


Concerto no. 1 in D-flat major, op. 10

Concerto no. 3 in C major, op. 26


Concerto no. 2 in c minor, op. 18


Concerto no. 2 in g minor, op. 22


I. Stravinsky | Etude, op. 7 no. 3

Union Arts Center, Sparkhill, New York

I. Stravinsky | Etude, op. 7 no. 4

Union Arts Center, Sparkhill, New York


S. Prokofiev | Sonata no. 8 in B-flat major, op. 84, I. Andante dolce

Opera America | The National Opera Center, New York, New York


S. Prokofiev | Sonata no. 8 in B-flat major, op. 84, II. Andante sognando

Patrych Sound Studios, Bronx, NY

S. Prokofiev | Sonata no. 8 in B-flat major, op. 84, III. Vivace

Patrych Sound Studios, Bronx, NY


S. Rachmaninoff | Etude-tableau, op. 39 no. 6

Patrych Sound Studios, Bronx, NY


F. Chopin | Ballade no. 3 in A-flat major, op. 47

St. John’s in the Village, New York, New York


F. Chopin | Ballade no. 4 in f minor, op. 52

St. John’s in the Village, New York, New York

C. Vine | Five Bagatelles (1994)

Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music


L.v. Beethoven | Sonata op. 110, in A-flat major

St. John’s in the Village, New York, New York


R. Schumann | Symphonic Etudes, op.13

Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music


Maryam is an experienced piano teacher and has been teaching privately since the age of fourteen. She is capable of teaching any and all age and skill levels, including complete beginners, whether it be on a one-on-one basis or through classroom instruction, largely thanks to her experiences as a teaching assistant at the Eastman School of Music and an Adjunct Faculty member at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Further, Maryam considers every performance an educational experience in itself, and often speaks freely about the works she presents, as well as her experiences in performing them.

In addition, in the Spring and Fall of 2018, Maryam conducted extensive outreach initiatives throughout all New York City boroughs, introducing and inspiring public school students to classical music from Pre-K to twelfth grades.

To express interest in New York based private study or Skype lessons, and/or to request video samples of Maryam’s one-on-one lessons and/or classroom instruction, please send a detailed message through the Get In Touch page.