Max is developing a blossoming career as a choral conductor. Conducting engagements for 2017-18 include four programmes with the Choir of the 21st Century, Handel Coronation Anthems, Karl Jenkins’ Armed Man, Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (in Wimbledon, and in central London as part of the Brandenburg Choral Festival) and Verdi Requiem in Southwark Cathedral in March 2018.
Max currently holds the following conducting positions:
Music Director, Choir of the 21st Century (https://www.cc21.org.uk)
Music Director, Wimbledon Youth Choir (http://www.wimbledonyouthchoir.com)
Music Director, Eltham Choral Society (http://www.elthamchoral.org.uk)
Principal Conductor, Guildford Chamber Choir (https://www.guildfordchamberchoir.org.uk)
Director of Music, St Mary’s, Wimbledon (http://www.stmaryswimbledon.org)
Max was a chorister at King’s College, Cambridge and Organ Scholar at St John’s College, Oxford, where he studied Modern Languages (German) and was responsible for directing the chapel choir. He was a scholar at the Stiftung Maximilianeum, Munich and studied choral conducting at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater, Munich, where he studied with Michael Glaeser and Andreas Herrmann. Teachers in the UK have included Martin Neary, Ralph Allwood, Neil Ferris, Denise Ham, Rodolfo Saglimbeni and Toby Purser.
Max has also worked regularly with Thames Youth Choir (a mixed-voice youth choir at Tiffin School) Thames Philharmonic Choir, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Tiffin Oratorio Choir, South London Singers, Hackney Singers and Citibank Office Choir (as seen in Gareth Malone’s Sing While You Work)