Born into a family of musicians, Ioana Maxim began studying piano at an early age, under the guidance of Professor Mircea Costache, at the “George Enescu” College of Music in Bucharest. She graduated from the National University of Music in Bucharest (class of maestro Dan Grigore). A winner of numerous national and international competitions, she began to develop an extensive concert activity along with prestigious conductors, such as Petre Sbârcea, Emanuel Elenescu, Ovidiu Bălan, Marian Didu, Ilarion Ionescu-Galaţi, Cristian Neagu and she also collaborated with most Philharmonic Orchestras in the country. She has also given recitals abroad, in Germany, Italy and Spain. In 1995 she became an assistant at the National University of Music in Bucharest. Since 2001 Ioana Maxim has been a master accompanist at the Bucharest National Opera House, where she held numerous concerts within the “Ludovic Spiess” Opera and Ballet Experimental Studio. In February 2012, Ioana Maxim gave a concert in the “Arturo Toscanini” Foyer of Teatro all Scala in Milan, along with artists of the Bucharest National Opera House.