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*Maximilian is the violinist of Ensemble Contrechamps (Geneva) and a PhD candidate at the University of Leiden with prior degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Max has performed in major venues across Europe, The Americas and the Middle East as an orchestral & chamber musician, and as a soloist.

*Lessons are 60 minutes in duration focusing on improving violin technique, ear training, musicality, and development of classical repertoire and improvisation skills. Max employs a blend of the El Sistema and Suzuki methods and aims to consistently improve and grow ones violin technique and musical intelligence in a fun and engaging way.

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*Must have their own instrument.


At teacher's location: Passage de la Radio, 1205 Genève, Switzerland

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Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:



60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English, French, German

About Me

Belgian-American violinist, Maximilian has lived on the European continent since
2009. A multifaceted musician performing a wide array of repertoire, Max specializes in
interpretations of contemporary music and improvisation. He has performed on major stages and in intimate venues across Europe, North America, South America, and the Middle East in formal concert setting, theatrical contexts and spatial installations.
As a soloist, Max has performed and premiered contemporary violin concertos with the
North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Geneva, Ensemble
Contrechamps, and Collegium Novum Zurich. He has recorded for Mode Records, Kairos,
Klarthe, Wergo, Col Legno, Edition RZ, Fyo, and Musique Suisse labels as a soloist, chamber or ensemble musician. He has premiered solo and chamber works by such composers as Samuel Andreyev, Dominique Schafer, and has worked closely with Heinz Holliger, Oliver Knussen, Hans Zender, Beat Furrer, and Michael Gordon. He has taken part in performance residencies at Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, and The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and has been a guest lecturer at La Manufacture in Lausanne, and the Conservatory of Geneva (HEM).
Max studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music pre college division with Zaven
Melikian and Wei He. He has a Bachelor’s in Violin Performance from the New England
Conservatory of Music in Boston where he studied with Masuko Ushioda†. He graduated with a Master’s degree cum laude from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague having studied with Vera Beths. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Leiden’s artistic research program.


*New England Conservatory of Music, Boston
-Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance (2004-2008)
*The Royal Conservatory of The Hague, The Netherlands
-Master of Music in Violin Performance (2009-2011)
*University of Leiden, The Netherlands
-PhD in Music and Artistic Research (current)

Experience / Qualifications

*Violin Solo of Ensemble Contrechamps
*Violinist of Ensemble Proton Bern
*Former 1st violinist of The New Utrecht Philharmonic

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