Maxim Emelyanychev

Born in Dzerzhinsk (Russia, Nizhny Novgorod region) on 28 August, 1988 into a family of professional musicians.

1995-2003:     studied music at the Nizhny Novgorod Choral College (including the conducting with prof. M.A. Samorukova)

2003-2006:     studied piano (with prof. V.G. Starynin) and conducting (with prof. A.M. Skulsky) at the Nizhny Novgorod M.A. Balakirev Music College

2006-2011: studied orchestra conducting with People’s Artist of the USSR, prof. Gennady Rozhdestvensky at the Symphony Orchestra Conducting Department of the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatoire; graduated with honours degree. Also, studies playing historical keyboard instruments (harpsichord and hammerklavier) with prof. Maria Uspenskaya

since 2011: studies orchestra conducting as post-graduate student at the Moscow Conservatoire with prof. Gennady Rozhdestvensky

2008-till now: studies Renaissance/baroque cornetto

Prize-winner of several competitions and festivals, including the 3rd All-Russian competition of young composers “Cristal Tuning-Fork” (2001, Moscow), the 1st A.M. Volkonsky International harpsichord competition (2010, Moscow; 3rd prize), the Bruges International competition Musica Antiqua (2010, harpsichord, 2nd prize), the International Hans von Bülow piano competition in Meiningen (2012, conducting from the piano, 2nd prize).

Grants and scholarships: the “New Names” charity fund in 2000 – 2005; the Rostropovich Fund; the Spivakov Fund

Participant of harpsichord master-classes (prof. Johann Sonnleitner in 2008, Sopron, Hungary; prof. Zvi Meniker in 2008, Montisi, Italy; prof. Bart van Oort in 2009, Rome, Italy)

As orchestra conductor, has made several performances with various orchestras, including the Chamber Orchestra of the Chuvash Republic, The Nizhny Novgorod Soloists, Arpeggione Moscow, Sinfonietta Sophia, Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonics. Follows practical training as orchestra conductor with the Povolzhye Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and with the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra.

Also, is active in making orchestration and re-arrangements of scores for various types of ensembles and orchestra.

Plays renaissance/baroque cornetto with the Alta Capella early music ensemble (since 2009), in a multi-instrumental duet with Ivan Velikanov, and also with several Russian baroque, renaissance and medieval ensembles (Bach Consort, Pfeyffer, etc.). Took part in several master-classes, among them: with prof. Martin Lubenow (2010, Germersheim, Germany), prof. William Dongois (2010, 2011, 2012, Moscow), prof. Bruce Dickey (2010, Urbino, Italy), prof. Wim Becu (2011, Salzburg, Austria; Akademie für Alte Musik Bremen – Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum), prof. Jean Tubéry (2011, Corsica). As cornetto player has a very large repertoire, with special emphasis on late-medieval and Renaissance music.

http://www.emelyanychev.com/