Maximiliano Segura Sanchez, cello
Maximiliano began studying music and violoncello at the conservatory of music in Màlaga at the age of nine. In 2008 he moved to the Netherlands to keep studying at the conservatory of Amsterdam with Maarten Mostert and Dmitry Ferschtman. The passion he always had for the early music, led him to study as well baroque music from 2010 with Viola de Hoog and Anner Bijlsma through a period of four years. In 2014 he graduated from his studies on violoncello and early music.
He has been working with musicians such as Alessandro de Marchi, Enrico Onofri, Richard Egarr, Giulio Prandi, Sigiswald Kuijken, and Alfredo Bernardini, and trained by cellists such as Giovanni Sollima, Alban Gerhardt, Anssi Karttunen, and Michel Strauss. As well he have been conducted under Marc Albrecht, Reinbert de Leeuw, Daniel Baremboim, Josep Pons, Hartmut Haenchen, Carlo Rizzi, playing cello in orchestras such Nederlands Philharmonie Orkest, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Nieuw Utrecht Philharmonie, National Young Orchestra of Spain, Youth Orchestra of Andalucía, andWest Eastern Divan. As soloist he played in 2012 Tan Dun’s Snow in June cello concerto at the Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ in Amsterdam.
He collaborates with baroque ensembles such as Academia Montis Regalis, Holland Baroque Society, Ensemble Odyssee, and is artistic director of the ensemble Cappella Estense, an ensemble created in 2016 after he was awarded by the Anner Bijlsma Award, a prize given at the Cello Biënnale Amsterdam to research the origins of the violoncello in Italy. Likewise he has been take part at festivals of early music such as the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Cultural Encouter Center in Ambronay, Resonanzen festival at the Wiener Konzerthaus, Oude Muziek in Utrecht, Mafestival in Brugge, and York Early Music festival. He has participated in recordings for Ozango productions and for the labels Glossa, Panclassics, Passacaille and Channel Classics.