Maximilian Hornung


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    “Hornung seems to come from another planet. One does not find in his playing the slightest unevenness, not a single stylistic crumb. A newcomer who combines the cool confidence of a veteran performer with the youthful abandon of a rookie.”

    With his striking musicality, instinctive stylistic certainty and musical maturity, the young cellist Maximilian Hornung is taking the international music scene by storm. Today, he regularly performs as a soloist with such renowned orchestras as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Czech Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Bamberg Symphony under conductors such as Daniel Harding, Yannick Nézét-Séguin, Mariss Jansons, Esa-Pekka Salonen, David Zinman, Pablo Heras-Casado, Semyon Bychkov, Bernard Haitink, Manfred Honeck, Antonello Manacorda, John Storgårds, Mario Venzago, Jonathan Nott, Kristjan Järvi, Andrew Manze, Krzysztof Urbański...

    “Maximilian Hornung can do so many things well – an enviable mix of technical address, tonal sophistication, and intelligence – and it is not surprising how high a reputation he has already.”
    Geoffrey Newman, Vancouver Classical Music | September 2015
    “Mr. Hornung’s clear-eyed interpretation capably sifted through Strauss’ dense musical material, his tone direct yet warm. Like an able guide navigating through an undiscovered forest, he commanded the pace of the work during solo passages while maintaining com­mu­ni­ca­tion with other musicians.”