Max Baillie


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Violinist and violist Max Baillie is one of the most versatile musicians in the UK with performances including classical, improvisation, composing and collaborations with dance and electronics. Artists he has worked with over the last two years include vocalist Bobby McFerrin, Indian tabla master Zakir Hussain, guitarist John Williams, Tinie Tempah and others. Max has appeared on stages from Carnegie Hall to Glastonbury from Mali to Moscow, and plays regularly for TV and radio broadcast.

A Bach obsessive, Max is currently working on a major new project called the Bach Voyager, creating a new online resource with leading ideas and interviews about Bach’s solo string music.
Max plays principal viola in Aurora Orchestra, since 2007. Aurora regularly receives shining reviews in the national press and as well as international touring to China Russia and Australia, and is a regular at the BBC Proms, where for two years running it has performed Mozart and Beethoven Symphonies entirely from memory.

A dedicated teacher, Max founded his own summer chamber music course Es Muss Sein.
Max has produced numerous films and has published the first in a set of original interlinked folk stories with Paravion Press.