Maximilian Hornung (Augsburg, 1986) started playing the cello when he was 8 years old. He studied with, among others, Eldar Issakadze, Thomas Grossenbacher, and David Geringas. Until 2011, he played in the Tecchler Trio, with whom he won the first prize during ARD Music Competition. He became the principal solo cellist of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks at the tender age of 23.
He recorded several albums with Sony. His debut album from 2011 was rewarded with the ECHO Klassik Prize, and in 2012 he was awarded with the same prize for his recording of Dvorak's Cello Concerto. In 2017, Deutsche Grammophon released a recording of Schubert’s Trout Quintet, where Maximilian plays together with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Daniil Trifonov, among others.
You can find his beautiful rendition of Dvorak’s cello concerto, very effectively arranged for cello quintet, on Youtube.