“…Maxim Kozlov’s performance of the Elgar’s cello concerto was worthy of being heard in any international city in the world”, wrote Henry Fogel, President and CEO of League of American Orchestras.
Maxim Kozlov has wide international solo and orchestral experience, having performed as a soloist and the Principal Cellist with internationally renowned Chamber Orchestra “Kremlin”, which is based in Moscow, Russia. With this orchestra, he gave over 700 concerts in the United States, Canada, South America and Europe, as well as South Korea and China.
Kozlov is the prize winner of the Russian National Cello Competition (1993).
In 2001 he participated in “Polyphony of the World”, where he was invited to join “Kremerata Baltica” after a personal invitation from its Artistic Director, Gidon Kremer.
As a soloist he recorded two CD’s with the Chamber Orchestra “Kremlin” at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. As the Principal Cellist of “Kremlin”, Kozlov also recorded six CD’s with Claves Records, the Swiss Classical Label.
Maxim Kozlov is frequent solo performer, and is equally at home in chamber music. He was a founding member of Monument Piano Trio. After moving to South Dakota he had become a member of the Dakota String Quartet. Most recently, he participated in several chamber music recitals and master classes in Maryland and Dakota Sky International Piano Festival with pianists Adam GolkaandPaul Sanchez.
Kozlov's recent solo appearances included Haydn's C major concerto with the Chamber Orchestra "Kremlin" in the Quick Center at Fairfield University, Connecticut, Saint-Saens A minor concerto with the North Iowa Symphony Orchestra and R.Strauss " Don Quixote" with the South Dakota Symphony.
Even though moving his family to Maryland in 2012, Kozlov continues to accept solo engagements in addition to building a large class of private students.
Stop looking! Dr. Kozlov is that person!!! Not only have you found a very gifted and talented Cellist, but a very gifted instructor, mentor and inspirer. I cannot say enough about our beloved instructor. He has given lessons to our teenage son for 5 years. We wish it could have been much longer. It is very hard to put into words Maxim’s commitment, love for music and passion for his students.
Dr. Kozlov is down to earth, despite his impressive academic and professional background, and apt to explain music in an accessible and fun way. Instead of simply telling me to emphasize certain notes or merely demonstrating, he told me to make those notes “sparkle like diamonds!” The imagery immediately helped me understand what needs to be different in the quality of sound.