Considered to be one of the best pianists of his generation, Horia Maxim (born in 1971 in Galati) is a musician whose constant presence on concert halls stages offer one of the most important references about his artistic talent. The extent of his performer stature is suggested, not at least, by the complexity of the musical expression demonstrated by the pianist in approaching vast and complex repertoires, both as a soloist – collaborator in over 500 concerts of the majority of symphonic orchestras in Romania – as well as partner of some important Romanian and foreign performers (eg. Maxim Quartet – an ensemble established in 2011) in chamber recitals performed on stages in Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Israel, Japan and, of course, in his homeland.
Horia Maxim is participating for several years now in numerous national and international festivals, the most important among them being “Festspiele Europäische Wochen” (Passau, Germany), ” George Enescu International Festival ” (Bucharest, Romania), “Israel Festival” (Jerusalem, Israel) “Consonanza Nuova” (Rome, Italy), “Icon Arts Festival” (Sibiu, Romania), “Bucharest Music Film Festival” and “International New Music Week” (Bucharest, Romania). His accomplishments include numerous recordings, Horia Maxim interpreting, among other, a significant number of first audition musical creations (ex. “Concerthymne ” for piano and orchestra by Liviu Dănceanu – CD produced in 2012). He also recorded various works for piano for the soundtrack of several films produced in France and the United States (Ex. “Youth Without Youth”, a film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola in 2007).
His virtuosity was appreciated also in piano recitals and concerts in major concert halls in Europe and Japan. His solo repertoire includes concerts by Mozart (K. 466 and 488), Beethoven (No. 2,3,5), Brahms (No. 1), Tchaikovsky (No. 1), Grieg, Rachmaninoff (No. 2 and 3) R. Strauss (Burlesque), Ravel (No. 1 and 2), while his chamber programs include a wide variety of works, from Bach and Händel to the most acclaimed contemporary composers.
Award winner of many national and international competitions, Horia Maxim has made many recordings for radio and television, playing, among others, a significant number of works in first audition. He started his studies and the Bucharest „George Enescu” High-School, under the guidance of Professor Mircea Costache and completed with a Masters degree at the Bucharest National University of Music, having as piano teachers Delia Pavlovich and Dan Grigore.
He has also attended piano master classes in Romania and abroad. At the same time with the solo performances, Horia Maxim is a professor at Bucharest National University of Music. As such, he was often invited in the juries of important national and international competitions. Horia Maxim collaborated with many new music composers and played contemporary music along performers such as Ion Bogdan Stefanescu or Mario Caroli.