Maxim Emelyanychev

Maxim Emelyanychev

Maxim Emelyanychev

Maxim Emelyanychev is an outstanding representative of the younger generation of Russian conductors and Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.


    An outstanding representative of the younger generation of Russian conductors, Maxim Emelyanychev was born in 1988 to a family of musicians. He received his fundamental education in Nizhny Novgorod, then with Gennady Rozhdestvensky at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

    Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Il Pomo d’Oro, Emelyanychev is a prize-winner of numerous international competitions. In 2013, he was awarded the highest Russian theatre prize, the ‘Golden Mask’, as fortepianist in the stage production of Le nozze di Figaro conducted by Teodor Currentzis for the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 2019 the Music Section of the Critics’ Circle named Emelyanychev a winner of a Young Talent Award. 

    Emelyanychev has collaborated with such renowned artists as Riccardo Minasi, Max Emanuel Cenčić, Xavier Sabata, Julia Lezhneva, Sophie Karthäuser, Franco Fagioli, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Alexei Lubimov, Patrizia Ciofi, Stephen Hough, Richard Goode, Katia and Marielle Labèque or Joyce DiDonato.

    The 2016/17 season was marked by a major international tour at the helm of Il Pomo d’Oro with Joyce DiDonato and the release of their Warner Classics recording In War and Peace – Harmony through Music, which received the Gramophone Award; debut at the Opernhaus Zürich in Die Entführung aus dem Serail; and debut with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, which re-invited him for three concerts in October 2017.

    Other highlights include his debut with the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orchestre National de Belgique, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    In 2019, alongside taking up his position as Principal Conductor with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Emelyanychev has conducted the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Glyndebourne festival in Rinaldo and the Royal Opera House in Agrippina. Other engagements include the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony and Konzerthausorchester Berlin.