Professional Cellist and Teacher
Maxim Kozlov has wide international solo and orchestral experience, having performed as a soloist and the Principal Cellist over 700 concerts in the United States, Canada, South America and Europe, as well as South Korea and China.
Maxim was born in Russia to a Ukrainian father and a Russian mother. His grandfather was a bandmaster of a military band in Lviv, Ukraine.
Maxim Kozlov's education is summarized by a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Moscow State Conservatory. He received a Graduate Performing Diploma at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (USA) where he was a Graduate Assistant of Alan Stepansky.
Kozlov is the prize winner of the Russian National Cello Competition (1993). Kozlov also recorded six CD’s with Claves Records, the Swiss Classical Label.
Some famous concert halls in which he performed include: Alte Oper (Frankfurt, Germany), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam, Holland), Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Merkin Concert Hall and Town Hall (New York), Orange County Performing Arts Center (Costa Mesa, California).
Recently he made three tours to Macau, China and Portugal to perform as the Guest Principal Cellist in the Macao Orchestra.
Maxim Kozlov moved to the USA in 2003. He continues to accept solo engagements in addition to maintaining a large studio of students from all over the world.