German tenor Maximilian Schmitt began studying music as a chorister with the Regensburger Domspatzen. He studied voice with Anke Eggers at the Berlin University of the Arts, and he became a member of the Young Ensemble at the Bayerische Staatsoper München. He made his debut at the Salzburg Landestheater as Tamino in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, and also performed in Munich as Lord Cecil in Donizetti's Roberto Devereux, and as Albazar in Rossini's Il turco in Italia. As a concert artist, Schmitt has appeared with conductors Andrew Manze, Daniel Harding, Thomas Hengelbrock, Leopold Hager, Ulf Schirmer, Marcus Creed, Helmuth Rilling, and Trevor Pinnock, and performed with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Concerto Köln, Kammerorchester Basel, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Working with accompanist Gerold Huber, Schmitt has performed art songs, including Schumann's Dichterliebe. He has recorded for Oehms Classics, BR Klassik, and Phi.