Trained mostly in Russia, conductor and keyboardist Maxim Emelyanychev is a star among his generation of Russian musicians. As a conductor, he is equally expert in mainstream repertory and historically oriented performance. Emelyanychev was born in Dzerzhinsk, in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast in the Soviet Union, on August 28, 1988. His family was musical, and he was enrolled at the Nizhny Novgorod Choral College when he was seven. There he studied piano and conducting from 1995 to 2003. He also took courses at the Balakirev Music College and then, already with a good deal of conducting experience, entered the Moscow State Conservatory and won a place in the class of legendary conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky. He also became interested in the harpsichord and other historical keyboard instruments, taking lessons with Maria Uspenskaya and ...
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