Max was born in Watford, where he started learning to play the cornet when he was seven. He has now graduated with an upper second class honours degree from the Royal Academy of Music, after studying trumpet under James Watson, Mark David, Paul Beniston, Rod Franks, Gareth Small, Andy Crowley and John Hutchins. He specialised in early music by studying a second study (natural trumpet) with Robert Farley and David Blackadder.
Highlights of the Academy were playing at the 2012 BBC Proms with the Academy/Julliard joint orchestra and touring to Kyoto (Japan) for the Rohm Music International Music Students Festival in 2014. Max was awarded the LRAM for Brass Teaching and did a fellowship with the ‘Open Academy' in the year following graduation, which is the learning and outreach department of the Royal Academy.
He has worked with Wigmore Hall, London Sinfonietta, City of London Sinfonia, London Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Cymru, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Music For Youth, Royal Academy of Music and English Touring Opera in their outreach projects and is working with Eboracum Baroque Orchestra to develop their education and outreach strand (BaRocks!) as lead facilitator.
Max's emerging career has led to him perform with the Southern Sinfonia and Music for Awhile as well as playing guest principal trumpet with the European Union Baroque Orchestra. Touring performances have taken him to Czech Republic, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Japan and Singapore.
Max is also a passionate educator and teaches primary music curriculum from Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to the end of Key Stage 2, where he also works with primary Special Educational Needs (SEN) providing one-to-one Music Therapy sessions to benefit those with Global Delay and Autism.
He also teaches brass instruments, both privately and in institutions across London and Hertfordshire.