Maxine began her professional orchestral career touring with the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the Academy of St. Martins-in-the-fields whilst a 1st year student at the Royal Academy of Music where she graduated with an ARAM and 1st class honours. She successfully auditioned for a place on the London Symphony Orchestra string experience scheme whilst at the RAM and became a permanent member of the 1st violins in 2001. She has also performed with the Asia Philharmonic where selected musicians from all over the world meet in Seoul to perform under the baton of Myung-Wha Chung.
Maxine can be seen on YouTube in a series of online masterclasses for the LSO and on their “LSO play” app for tablets. She features on the LSO’s YouTube channel in two duo recitals. One of which was the very first concert the orchestra ever streamed live online. She was also invited to interview Nikolai Znaider to discuss his thoughts on the Tchaikovsky Concerto as part of the LSO’s 2015 Violin Festival.
She has written articles for and been interviewed by Classic FM, the Violin Channel, the Strad, Musical Orbit and Bachtrack to name a few.
No stranger to the famous Abbey Road studios Maxine has recorded with the LSO, and on a freelance basis, over sixty film and TV soundtracks including Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Queen, the Imitation Game, Monuments Men and Downton Abbey. Other commercial recordings include working with such eclectic artists as Jennifer Lopez, Chaka Khan, Nobuo Uematsu, Joe Hisiashi and Tony Bennett. In recent times the LSO can be heard on recordings for computer games ranging from “Candy crush soda” to “Star Wars Battlefront”!
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