Maxim Kosinov


Maxim Kosinov is a violinist known for his ability to captivate audiences with his combination of virtuosity and sophistication. Born in St Petersburg (1983) he combines the great Russian musical tradition with wideranging experience gained through a myriad of artistic collaborations in Europe.

After graduating from the Specialist Music School in St. Petersburg in 2001, Maxim went on to study with Uwe Martin Haiberg at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, where he obtained a diploma in 2009. His teachers also included Vladimir Ovtcharek in Saint Petersburg, and Marie Leonhard (baroque violin) in Amsterdam. He has participated in masterclasses with renowned violinists, including Gerard Poulet and György Pauk. Maxim is very grateful for the generous support of the Gartow Foundation and the Zeit Foundation (Germany) as well as the Hattori Foundation (UK).

Since his first solo recital at the age of five, Maxim has regularly appeared as a soloist in Russia, as well as internationally in some prestigious venues such as the Philharmonic Hall in Saint Petersburg, Laeiszhalle Hamburg and Seoul Arts Centre to name a few. He has performed with orchestras including the Sofia Philharmonic, the Opole Philharmonic, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and the OSUANL orchestra in Monterrey, Mexico. Maxim won Second Prize and the Audience Prize at the Max Rostal Competition in Berlin among several other successes at international violin competitions.

As a baroque violinist, Maxim has been playing in the Catherine the Great Orchestra in Saint-Petersburg and in the Orchestra of the Dutch Bach Society in 20012003. Most recently, he has been leading projects at the orchestra Orfeo 55, France, under Nathalie Stutzmann.

Maxim is an experienced orchestral player. He has been holding the concertmaster positions in the Munich Radio Orchestra and the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra in 20122015.

In the september 2015 he was appointed as a new leader of the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Germany.