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Maximilian Hornung – Violoncello

With his striking musicality, instinctive stylistic certainty and musical maturity, the young cellist Maximilian Hornung, whose career began when he won the German Music Council’s Competition in 2005, is taking the international music scene by storm. He received an ECHO Klassik prize as best newcomer of the year for his first Sony CD in 2011, followed by an ECHO Klassik prize for the best cello concerto recording of the year for his recording of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Bamberg Symphony under Sebastian Tewinkel in October 2012. In August 2014, he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen and released a CD of Richard Strauss’ most important works for cello with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink as well as a CD of the cello concertos of Joseph Haydn and Vaja Azarashvili with the Kammerakademie Potsdam under Antonello Manacorda on Sony Classical in the same year.

Highlights of the 2018/19 season include re-invitations to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under Pablo Heras-Casado, the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz under Michael Francis, the Kammerakademie Potsdam under Antonello Manacorda, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana under Markus Poschner, and the Munich and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras. He will make his debuts with the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Orchestre Metropolitain Montreal, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen as well as the Aalborg Symfoniorkester. In September 2018, he became Artistic Director of the VivaCello Festival Liestal.

On his new studio album for the label myrios classics, he presents two Soviet cello concertos from the year 1966 : the No. 2 by the Georgian composer Sulkhan Tsintsadze in its first recording on CD, and the No. 2, op. 126, by Dmitri Shostakovich, partnered by the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO) under Andris Poga (release: Oct 12,2018 for Germany, Austria, Switzerland; worldwide: Nov 2, 2018).

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