Maxime Quennesson, cello

Maxime Quennesson began learning the cello at the age of 6. In 2011, he entered the CRR in Paris in Hélène Dautry’s class at before entering the class of Michel Strauss and Guillaume Paoletti at the CNSM in Paris in 2014. In 2019 he obtained his master’s degree “Summa cum laude with the congratulations of the jury.” The winner of many international competitions, among them Louis Rosoor, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, FNAPEC and Bellan, he has performed as a soloist, with orchestra (Ensemble Appassionato, Orchestre du Concert de la Loge) and in recital (Festival Radio France Montpellier-Occitanie 2019, Obernai Festival 2019, etc.).

He entered the Jaroussky Academy for the 2018–2019 season, and was artist in residence (with his trio) at the international piano festival La Roque d’Anthéron 2019. A member of Trio Zeliha (piano trio), a recording for the Mirare label is scheduled for next September.

Trio Zeliha is currently studying at the CRR in Paris with Trio Wanderer, as well as at the CNSMDP in the class of Claire Desert and Ammi Flammer.

He has benefited from the guidance of such masters as David Geringas, Nicolas Altstaedt, Clive Greensmith, Emmanuelle Bertrand, Ophélie Gaillard, Gary Hoffmann and Philippe Muller.

In September 2019 he entered the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel as an artist in residence under the direction of Gary Hoffman.


Scholarship by Dhr. & Mevr Christophe Convent