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Maximilian Hornung


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 Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Wiener und Bamberger Symphoniker, NDR Radiophilharmonie, London Philharmonic und Philharmonia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, with conductors such as Daniel Harding, Yannick Nézét-Séguin, Mariss Jansons, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Semyon Bychkov, Bernard Haitink, Manfred Honeck, Antonello Manacorda, John Storgards, Mario Venzago, Jonathan Nott, Andrew Manze, Krzysztof Urbański and Robin Ticciati. As a chamber musician, he regularly plays, amongst others, with Anne-Sophie Mutter, Antje Weithaas, Hélène Grimaud, Daniil Trifonov, Christian Tetzlaff, Lisa Batiashvili, François Leleux, Yefim Bronfman, Herbert Schuch, Lars Vogt, Jörg Widmann and Tabea Zimmermann.


His wide-ranging discography is impressive, not only due to his relatively young age, and includes solo concertos as well as recordings with prominent chamber musicians. Between 2011 and 2015, Hornung recorded five CD albums for Sony Classical, including Dvořák‘s cello concerto with the Bamberger Symphoniker unter der baton of Sebastian Tewinkel, Richard Strauss‘ most important works for cello with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Bernard Haitink, as well as the cello concertos by Joseph Haydn with the Kammerakademie Potsdam, conducted by Antonello Manacorda. Further recordings with Maximilan Hornung have been released by Genuin, Linn Records, NEOS, Bridge Records, CPO and Deutsche Grammophon. Since 2017, Hornung records myrios classics.


Maximilian Hornung studied cello with Thomas Grossenbacher, David Geringas and Eldar Issakadze. He has been supported and sponsored by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Circle of Friends Foundation and Borletti-Buitoni Trust London.

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