France, Achères Île-de-France Cello
Since his first public appearances, at the age of 9, Maxime Grizard impresses by the maturity of his playing: a warm and rich sound, rare at his age, a beautiful musicality and a brilliant technique.
Born in 2006 in Jena/Germany, Maxime started playing the piano at the age of 7 and the cello a year later.
He brilliantly obtained his DEM in Claire Oppert's class at the Conservatory of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, after only four years of study. He is currently continuing his instrumental training with her. At the same time, he studies the piano with the pianist Roustem Saïtkoulov.
He benefits from the advice of the cellists Jérôme Pernoo, Oleg Kogan, Vladimir Perline and Ivan Monighetti.
Maxime won several first prizes of international competitions: in 2016 and 2017 at the Vatelot-Rampal Competition in Paris, in 2017 at the international FLAME Competition in Paris, in 2019 at the "Jugend musiziert" Competition in Germany, where he also won the Special Prizes from the "Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben" Foundation and the "Harald Genzmer" Foundation and in 2020, he won the third prize as the best cellist at the "Young Ludwig" Competition in Berlin.
Maxime is supported by the Razumovsky Foundation in London, the Musical Academies of Villecroze and Liechtenstein and the Pierre Grosz Endowment Fund. He participates in masterclasses at the Music Academies of Liechtenstein and Kronberg.
In 2017, Maxime became known to the general public during the "Prodiges" broadcast on France 2, of which he is the winner in the "Instrument" category. He impressed the jury with his interpretations of Schubert, Rachmaninov and Williams accompanied by the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2018, he recorded a CD at Warner Classics with works by Rachmaninov, Kreisler, Bechet, Prokofiev, Popper, Williams and Mozart with the Avignon-Provence Orchestra.
Maxime performs regularly in France and abroad, in duo with the pianist Roustem Saïtkoulov, but also with orchestra or in chamber music ensembles.
During his recitals, the young musician expresses himself gracefully on the cello but also on the piano. Concerts at the Minsk Philharmonic in Belarus, the Viotti Festival in Vercelli, Italy, and the Razumovsky Foundation in London are among the highlights of his musical life.