Royal Overseas League Success
Max progressed to the Strings Category Final of the Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition 2020. He performed works by Lutoslawski, Dvorak and Paganini with pianist Jennifer Hughes.
Writing in the Strad Magazine, Charlotte Gardner wrote: "[Maxim Calver] held the room with the elegance of his technique, overall sound and natural poeticism...I have no doubt we'll be hearing more of him in the coming years."
Hattori Foundation Award
Max is honoured to be a Hattori Foundation Junior Award Recipient 2018/19. This financial award enables Max to be able to travel to masterclasses across the UK and Europe and he is very grateful to the Trustees of the Hattori Foundation for accepting his application.
Royal College of Music Scholarship
Max has accepted his place and a scholarship offer to commence his undergraduate studies at Royal College of Music, London. He will continue his cello studies with Professor Melissa Phelps who was the teacher of his former professor, Thomas Carroll.
He is proud to be the Herbert Howells and Thomas Fielden Scholar.
Max performs in Final!
Max performed Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations in the Grand Final of BBC Young Musician 2018. His performance with the CBSO under the baton of Mark Wigglesworth was praised for its 'natural ease' and 'emotional lyricism'.
Lauren Zhang (piano) was crowned the winner after an amazing performance but both Max and Rob Burton (sax) performed to widespread critical acclaim.
View his final performance by clicking the play icon opposite:
Max wins his Category!
Max won the Strings Category Final at BBC Young Musician 2018 which took place at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The other finalists were Elodie Chousmer-Howelles, Will Duerden, Stephanie Childress and Torrin Williams.
The next round (semi finals) will be broadcast on BBC 4 on Friday 11th May, where he will compete against the winners of the other categories.
View his complete performance by clicking the play icon opposite: