France, Meudon Île-de-France Cello
Maxime Quennesson began learning the cello at the age of 6. In 2011, he entered the CRR in Paris in Hélène Dautry’s class at before entering the class of Michel Strauss and Guillaume Paoletti at the CNSM in Paris in 2014. In 2019 he obtained his master’s degree “Summa cum laude with the congratulations of the jury. » In December 2020, he was one of five finalists who advanced from a field of over 130 entrants from all over the globe, at the Barbash Bach Competition, and won the 1st Prize. He also won many international competitions, among them Louis Rosoor, Edmond Baert, FNAPEC, PMC, Flame and Bellan, he has performed as a soloist, with orchestra (Ensemble Appassionato, Orchestre du Concert de la Loge, OCUP, Stuttgart Kammerorchester) and in recital (Festival Radio France Montpellier-Occitanie, Amsterdam Cello Biennale ...) He entered the Jaroussky Academy for the 2018‒2019 season, and was artist in residence (with his trio) at the international piano festival La Roque d’Anthéron 2019. Founding member of Trio Zeliha (piano trio), a recording for the Mirare label was just released in November 2020 and is supported by great personalities such as Menahem Pressler , Trio Wanderer, Quatuor Ebène ...
Acclaimed pianist, Menahem Pressler, described the playing of Quennesson and his Trio Zeliha, as "exceptional not only for its exquisite musicality, but also for the total commitment and technical qualities."
Maxime has benefited from the guidance of masters such as Nicolas Altstaedt, David Geringas, Clive Greensmith, Emmanuelle Bertrand, Bruno Cocset, Ophélie Gaillard, Gary Hoffmann and Philippe Muller. In September 2019, he entered the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel as an artist in residence under the direction of Gary Hoffman, and pursues in parallel a postgraduate program in CNSMDP, with Jérôme Pernoo. Maxime plays a cello made by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (1863), on a generous loan by Bruno Delepelair, and is supported by SAFRAN, ADAMI, and l’Or du Rhin.