With his striking musicality, instinctive stylistic certainty and musical maturity, the young cellist Maximilian Hornung, 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.
Maximilian Hornung regularly performs as a soloist with such renowned orchestras as the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony and Bamberg Symphony under conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Daniel Harding, Semyon Bychkov, Bernhard Haitink, Manfred Honeck and many others. His chamber music partners include Anne-Sophie Mutter, Hélène Grimaud and Lars Vogt. In August 2014, he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen and produced a CD of Richard Strauss’ most important works for cello, 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.
Maximilian Hornung began taking cello lessons at the age of eight. The teachers with whom he has studied most intensely are Eldar Issakadze, Thomas Grossenbacher and David Geringas. He is supported and sponsored by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Circle of Friends Foundation and Borletti-Buitoni Trust London.