Max Cardilli

Assistant Principal

Double Bass

Photo by: Dale MacMillan

Max Cardilli moved to Edmonton via Montreal in 2017 to join the double bass section of the ESO. Since then, he has been fascinated by the rich musical soundscape and history of the area. Always a lover of music, storytelling, and great conversation - Max decided to combine his passions as the host and producer of the ESO Offstage podcast. Join him “Offstage” to hear about music in our community!

The double bass has been part of his life since he was twelve. 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.