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Maxim Heller, Dirigent
 
 
About myself
 

Art and music have been part of my life from earliest childhood. 

My first conducting lessons I had with 11 years and met Leonard Bernstein who left such a deep impression on me that when the time came to choose a subject to study, orchestra conducting was the clear winner over the alternatives architecture and car design! 

But still organic evolution, breath and colors, as well as three-dimensionality, form, proportion and architectural structure remain central to my musical thoughts and feelings. 

While studying, I also took a keen interest in philosophy, tai chi and Chinese ink paintings.

  I founded the Young Orchestra in the “Akademischer Gesangverein München” (Academic Choral Fraternity Munich) and staged concerts in the castle of my home village Huerbel with talents of the region.

My most remarkable concert experience ever I owe to Carlo Maria Giulini and I am deeply thankful for his encouraging remarks that he needed much time to learn while young, but with age finds he needs more time to think.

I honor highly Jacques Delacôte for his warm-hearted collegiality and positive support in his vital-energetic nature and admire Claudio Abbado for his organic-flowing way of music-making, never-ending curiosity and amicable collegiality.

Thus, my artistic development is guided by consideration, endemic maturing, critical self-evaluation and patience. 

These are the principles I follow.


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