Max de WardenerUK

Classically trained, Max de Wardener studied music at York University then completed post-graduate studies in jazz and studio music at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has also been a participant on the LSO Discovery Panufnik Young Composers Scheme, and has subsequently been commissioned to create a work for Indian virtuoso violinist Kala Ramnath, tabla player Sanju Sahai and LSO Strings which premiered at LSO St Luke’s, as well as a short variation on the work of Andrzej Panufnik for the LSO which premiered at the Barbican under the baton of François-Xavier Roth.

Other recent works for the concert platform include two large-scale pieces that premiered in 2013: Pithos, a percussion concerto for Colin Currie and Orchestre National de Bordeaux, conducted by Kwame Ryan, and a piano concerto for Will Dutta and the Heritage Orchestra, with sound design conceived by Manuel Poletti (from the world’s leading sound lab, IRCAM), which was performed as part of the Blank Canvas sessions at Village Underground. Max has also been commissioned by virtuosic percussionist Joby Burgess's for a Powerplant project based on the films of Michael Haneke which was supported by the PRS for Music Foundation and by cellist Olly Coates for a work that premiered at the Ether Festival.

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Max de Wardener