Acclaimed as a ‘sensitive’ and ‘imaginative’ performer, clarinettist Max Mausen excels as both a soloist and an orchestral player. He was appointed Principal Clarinet of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2014 and in 2016 joined the Southbank Sinfonia in London. He has since established himself as a sought after freelance orchestral musician, appearing with orchestras including the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra (guest principal), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra (guest principal), the Luxembourg Philharmonic and Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra (guest principal).
As a soloist and chamber musician he makes appearances in a multitude of genres including contemporary music and jazz. Max regularly collaborates with composers and has given world premieres in concert halls including the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Hall, LSO St Luke’s and the Philharmonie Luxembourg. His debut album ‘New Waves’ was released in 2014 to critical acclaim.
Born in Luxembourg, he started his musical training at the city’s Conservatoire and later went on to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. When Max isn’t striving for musical excellence, he enjoys cooking and skiing.