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Max Fane.


Maximilian Fane is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he studied voice and piano, and holds a Distinction Msc in Business and Management from the University of Strathclyde where he was the European Visionary Scholar and achieved a prize for his dissertation on strategy in the classical music industry. Max is very grateful to the support of Mrs Ailene Hunter.

He is founder and Musical Director of The New Generation Festival, and Artistic Director of the touring opera company Raucous Rossini. In Glasgow he is Artistic Director of Westbourne Music. In summer 2017 Max conducted a tour of L'occasione fa il ladro across the UK and Italy as well as founding a new international opera festival in Florence. This festival saw performances of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore, Beethoven's 5th Symphony and Bruch's Violin Concerto in the Palazzo Corsini al Prato Gardens.

The past two years have seen Raucous Rossini perform Rossini's La cambiale di matrimonio, L'inganno felice, and Il Signor Bruschino, as well as various orchestral concerts, in the UK and Italy. Max recently also conducted L'elisir d'amore for Lyric Opera Berlin, and La Cenerentola for Kennet Opera.

His recent orchestral repertoire includes Mozart (Clarinet Concerto, Coronation Mass); Elgar (Serenade for Strings); Beethoven (Mass in C); Schubert (Mass in G); Fauré (Requiem) and Rossini (Variations for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra).

Engagements in 2018 include Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice in Florence, Piedmont and Milan, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in London, Rossini’s La Scala di Seta with Raucous Rossini, and Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Symphony No.5 with The New Generation Festival. In January 2018 Max participated in the Winter International Conducting Masterclass with the Moravian Philharmonic and Maestro Alim Shakh. He now studies conducting with Jonathan Brett.

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