The violinist and conductor has lived here for more than 5 years and in one of his interviews he revealed that it was convenient and practical to live in the Principality, both for his wife Olga and for their two daughters Lisa and Polina.
Born in 1974 in Russia, Maxim began learning the violin at age four and won his first competition at the age of ten. He took part in recitals in Moscow and Saint Petersburg with prestigious orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.
His recordings of Shostakovich and Prokofiev concertos have won him the Gramophone Awards for best recording of the year and best concert recording of the year. He then taught music at the Royal Academy of Music in London before managing the future Gstaad Festival Orchestra in 2009. He took up the violin again at a concert in Brussels in 2011.