Maximilian Mauricio-Cardilli is a Montreal born bass player. Having studied with Brian Robinson, he holds a bachelor's degree in performance from McGill University ('15), where he was awarded the Lloyd Carr Harris String Scholarship. In March 2016, he became the Assistant-Principal Double Bass for L'Orchestre Symphonique de Drummondville, under Maestro Julien Proulx.
In 2017 he had the opportunity to serve as an apprentice to the National Arts Center Orchestra through their Institute for Orchestral Studies, where he studied under Joel Quarrington while performing with the NAC Orchestra. Maximilian had also been performing with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra for the 2016-2017 season while enjoying a diversified freelance career. Being the youngest individual of the ensemble, Max joined the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra as an official member after an audition in July 2017.
Max's favorite composers include Benjamin Britten, Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Hans Werner Henze, Vagn Holmboe, Jean Sibelius, Richard Wagner, J.S. Bach, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Olivier Messiaen, Arthur Honegger, Giuseppe Verdi, Gustav Mahler, Wolfgang A. Mozart, Sergei Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Charles Ives and many others.