Born into a Russian family of musicians in 1988, MAXIM EMELYANCHEV has despite his young age already garnered considerable success as a pianist (e.g. 1st prize in the Hans von Bülow competition in 2012), a harpsichordist (1st prizes in the Volkonsky and Musica Antica competitions in 2010) and a conductor. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, having studied conducting with Gennady Rozhdestvensky and the piano and harpsichord with Maria Uspenskaya. Having made his conducting début with several Russian orchestras, he has been receiving invitations to conduct major European orchestras since 2014, including the Seville Symphony Orchestra, the Sinfonia Warsaw, the Orchestre National du Capitole in Toulouse and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. As chief conductor of Il Pomo d’Oro, he has conducted several concert tours, recordings and opera performances, including Handel’s Tamerlano, Rodelinda and Partenope. In autumn 2019, he will be taking up the post of chief conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.