Maximilian Hornung, Violoncello
Born in Augsburg, Germany in 1986, Maximilian Hornung began taking cello lessons as an eight-year-old. In 1995 he became the pupil of Eldar Issakadze, later continuing his studies with Thomas Grossenbacher in Zurich before majoring in cello under David Geringas in Berlin. Since winning First Prize at the German Music Competition in 2005, he has appeared at numerous concert venues in Europe and the United States. He has performed at the Zurich, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheingau, Ludwigsburg, Lucerne, Ravinia, Leipzig, Gstaad, Davos and Delft music festivals, as well as performing in concert at the Konzerthaus and Philharmonie Berlin, the KKL Luzern, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Herkulessaal in Munich and London’s Wigmore Hall.
He is also a devoted chamber music artist and performs with the Tecchler Trio, with whom the won First Prize at the ARD Competition in Munich. He has performed as soloist with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Bavarian and Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestras, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow, as well as the Southwest German, Wuerttemberg
and Munich Chamber Orchestras. He will perform in the world premiere recording of Yehudi Wyner’s cello concerto together with the Odense Symphony Orchestra in early 2008 and has also has been engaged to perform in recital and as soloist at many concerts during the forthcoming season, including a return appearance with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. Maximilian Hornung is Principal Cellist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and has received the support of the “Freundeskreis der Anne-Sophie Mutter Stiftung e.V.” as a scholarship recipient since January 2008.
Works by Saint-Saëns, Beethoven, Ginastera, Janácek, Brahms
Maximilian Hornung, Violoncello - Gerhard Vielhaber, Piano