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Maximilian Hornung

Maximilian Hornung

With his striking musicality, instinctive stylistic certainty and musical maturity, the young cellist Maximilian Hornung, whose career began when he won the German Music Council’s Competition in 2005, is taking the international music scene by storm.

Jose Serebrier Conducts Samuel Adler
Jose Serebrier Conducts Samuel Adler
The world premiere of Samuel Adler's Sixth Symphony. 

CKD 545  

Maximilian Hornung received an ECHO Klassik prize for 'Best Newcomer of the Year' for his first Sony recording, followed by an ECHO Klassik prize for 'Best Concerto Recording of the Year' for his recording of Dvorák’s Cello Concerto with the Bamberg Symphony under Sebastian Tewinkel.

He made his debut at the Salzburg Festival with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen and produced an album of Richard Strauss' most important works for cello, as well as an album of cello concertos by Joseph Haydn and Vaja Azarashvili with the Kammerakademie Potsdam under Antonello Manacorda on Sony Classical.

Particular highlights include his performances of Brahms' Double Concerto with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Mariss Jansons, as well as with Lisa Batiashvili and the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Yannick Nézét-Séguin.

Born in Augsburg in 1986, Hornung began taking cello lessons at the age of eight. He studied under Eldar Issakadze, Thomas Grossenbacher and David Geringas. As cellist of the Tecchler Trio, in which he played until 2011, he won the First Prize of the ARD Music Competition. Hornung is supported and sponsored by the Anne-Sophie Mutter Circle of Friends Foundation and Borletti-Buitoni Trust London.

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'Best Classical Album' nomination for Serebrier & RSNO
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'The symphony is a powerful, immaculately structured dynamo...Serebrier and the orchestra approach all three works like people on a mission, convinced that they're dealing with some tremendously important music. After the second or third hearing, you become convinced how absolutely right they are.'
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3/4 « bon disque »: « La Symphonien° 6, est portée par une très belle énergie : rythmes incisifs, pulsés, chromatisme très libre, sécheresse assumée. »
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The Whole Note
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BBC Music Magazine
'...a well-chiselled rollercoaster ride...Serebrier secures gusto and finesse from the orchestra...'
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Classical Source
5 Stars
'Well, I'm sold, and have become an immediate admirer of Samuel Adler's music...'
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American Record Guide
'...strongly expressive and full of sonic variety and imaginative instrumental blends.'
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'Maximilian Hornung embraces the generous, extrovert solo writing and there's an attractive heft to his sound, with the right kind of gung-ho attack...the RSNO [is] in boisterous form.'
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The Observer
4 Stars
'The American composer Samuel Adler's sixth symphony is so loud, frantic and brilliantly exciting it will blow you across the room. In three movements it crackles with electric energy...'
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Info Dad Blog
'All the works are played with skill and understanding: Serebrier seems quite comfortable with Adler's music, and the orchestra plays very well throughout.'
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The New Listener
„Großartig: die Leistung des Orchesters, die gelungene Tontechnik. Und das, wie so oft, umwerfende Dirigat von José Serebrier, der alles gibt, dieser Musik den funkelnden Mantel umzuwerfen, dessen sie bedarf."
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