Max has recently attended the first Stockholm Chamber Brass Academy Composers Course, with Mike Svoboda, which will take place at the end of July, in Leksand, Sweden; and has also attended the SoundMine Composition Course 2018, with Wim Henderickx, Diederik Glorieux, and Jorrit Tamminga.

His piece, The Comfort of Strangers, received a commendation from the judges of the NCEM Composition Competition, 2018.

He is now undertaking further musical studies in the USA, under full scholarship, at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.

Upcoming Performances

Night over Berstane – Piano and Toy Piano – Késia Decoté, Birmingham, UK. 23rd March 2019.


Pavise – Solo Organ – Max Gibson, Memorial Chapel, WesFest, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. 10th April 2019. (Premiere).

Flux – Solo Organ – Memorial Chapel, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. 9th May 2019. (Premiere).

In Darkness I Dwell: Asmodeus – Symphony Orchestra – Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus, Antwerp, Belgium. 14th May 2019. (Premiere).

Recent Performances

sensorium organum – Fixed Electronics – Wesleyan University Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Middletown, Connecticut, USA. 3rd March 2019. (Premiere).

…the unread pages of a journal…were unfolded leaf by leaf…– Mivos Quartet. Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut. 11th December 2018. (Premiere).

Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast – Brass Quintet – Wayward Brass. Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, Australia. 15th October 2018. (Australian Premiere).

...amongst red flowers on a blue sea –  Christine Cornwell – Violin. Istanbul, Turkey. 11th May 2018. (Premiere).


Mr. Ai – Cameron Woodhead – Baritone Saxophone. Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK. 24th May 2018. (Premiere).

…times when…all there is… – Késia Decoté – Piano. Oxford, UK. 3rd June 2018.

…must clear…we see… – Saxophone Ensemble. Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK. 15th June 2018. (Premiere).

the months run by, and the fields go red – ensemble DeCompagnie – Violin & Piano. AlbaNova Fest 2018, Alden Biesen, Bilzen, Belgium. 24th June 2018. (Premiere).

Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast – Wayward Brass – Brass Quintet, Stockholm Chamber Brass Academy 2018, Leksand, Sweden. 4th August 2018. (Premiere).