• Edition of the Academy: 2023
  • Nationality: France & Germany
  • Instrument: Cello
  • Age during Academy: 16
  • Last or current school: CRR Claude Debussy, Saint Germain en Laye

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Born in 2006, Maxime started playing the piano at the age of 7 and the cello a year later. For 7 years, he has been a pupil of Claire Oppert, first at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, where he brilliantly obtained his DEM (Diploma of Musical Studies) in June 2019, after four years of study only. At the same time he studied the piano with the pianist Roustem Saïtkoulov. He benefits from the advice of cellists Jérôme Pernoo, Oleg Kogan, Vladimir Perline and Ivan Monighetti.

Maxime won several first prizes in international competitions: in 2017 at the FLAME competition in Paris, in 2019 at the "Young Musicians" competition in Germany where he also obtained special prizes from the "Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben" Foundation and the "Harald Genzmer" Foundation. .

In 2020, he won third prize as best cellist at the "Young Ludwig" competition in Berlin.

In March 2022, Maxime won the French pre-selection for the "Eurovision for young musicians" competition and took part in the final where he played with the Orchester national Montpellier Occitanie. Maxime receives support from the Razumovsky Foundation in London, the Académie Musicale de Villecroze and the Pierre Grosz Endowment Fund. He participates in the masterclasses of the Music Academies of Liechtenstein and Kronberg.

In 2017, Maxime became known to the general public during the program "Prodiges" on France 2 Television, of which he was the winner in the "Instrument" category.

In 2018, he recorded a CD for Warner Classics with the Orchester Avignon-Provence. Maxime performs regularly in France and abroad, especially in duo with pianist Roustem Saïtkoulov or in trio with violinist Ilva Eigus and pianist Alexandra Dovgan.

Concerts at the Minsk Philharmonic in Belarus, at the Viotti Festival in Vercelli in Italy and at the Razumovsky Foundation in London are some of the highlights of his career.

Wishing to share his art with different audiences, Maxime plays regularly for elderly people in nursing homes and hospitals, but also for young people in colleges and high schools.


Concert 2021 at the E. Fitzgerald theatre

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