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