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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.

Special highlights of the 2016/17 season included Maximilian Hornung’s orchestral debuts with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under David Zinman (Don Quixote), the Verdi Orchestra Milan under Jader Bignamini (Dvorak), the NFM Symphony Orchestra Wroclaw under Mario Venzago (Schumann) and with the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hanover under Andrew Manze (Brahms Double Concerto with Antje Weithaas). Re-invitations took him, among others, back to the Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz under Antonello Manacorda (Shostakovich No. 1) and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana under Nicholas Collon (Saint-Saëns No. 1). In November 2016 he gave his recital debut at the Wigmore Hall. Additionally, he presented a cross section of the cello repertoire as Artist-in-Residence of the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic.

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