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Max Fane.

Conductor.

26-year-old conductor Maximilian Fane is a Co-Founder and the Artistic Director of The New Generation Festival, Artistic Director of Andermatt Music, Chief Executive of the Mascarade Opera Studio, and former Artistic Director of the touring opera company Raucous Rossini and Glasgow based Westbourne Music.

From 2014 to 2018 Scotland based Raucous Rossini toured annually across the UK and Italy, performing all five of Rossini’s one act operas written for the Teatro San Moise in Venice. Alongside his co-producers Roger Granville and Frankie Parham, in 2017 Max founded The New Generation Festival. The organisation is a world leading non-profit production company, with a focus on new generation artists and audiences and performance centres in Italy, Switzerland and the United States. With their unofficial motto, ‘great music is great music’, the festival has seen performances from fully staged operas to classical concerts, Shakespeare, Jazz, Pop and Drag. The team behind The New Generation Festival launched in June 2019 a brand new concert hall in Andermatt, Switzerland, with an opening concert by the Berliner Philharmoniker. Future festivals will include New Generation Festival style events in harmony with programmes organised by the LUCERNE FESTIVAL and performances by artists such as Daniel Barenboim. 

Max is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he studied voice and piano, and he achieved a Distinction in his MSc in Business and Management at the University of Strathclyde where he was the European Visionary Scholar and was awarded the top prize for his dissertation on strategy in the classical music industry. Future plans include the opening of the Mascarade Opera Studio in September 2020 in Florence, the studio will provide a world-class final stage training for young opera singers and répétiteurs.

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