Maxim Bandurin was born in 1986 in the city of Grozny, Russia.
He started taking music lessons at the age of 6, and in 2001, he graduated from G. Sviridov School of Music, class of G. Revenko.
In 2005, Maxim Bandurin graduated from the Academic College of Music by Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
In 2010 he graduated from Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and in 2013 completed his graduate studies, class of People’s Artist of Russia, Professor Z. Ignatieva.
Maxim is a recipient of the following funds: E. Bystritskaya, “Russian Performing Arts”, “New Names”, and Irina Arkhipova.
He is also a recipient of Russian Presidential Award Scholarship.
He has been awarded Diploma “for achievements in the art of music” from International Academy of Creative Endeavors (Saint-Petersburg).
Maxim performed with Chamber Orchestra “Vremena Goda”, with Symphonic Orchestra of Samara Philharmonic, and others.
Maxim Bandurin performed at the following music festivals: “Russian Music Week” in Austria (Vienna, Krems, Linz, 2002); “Young Stars of 21 century”; “Juventudes Musicales” (Spain, 2009); “Great Names in Art” dedicated to Gilels, Kogan, and Rostropovich Piano Trio (Moscow, 2009); International Student Festival in Kyoto (Japan, 2009), International Festival Minimes (Brussels, Belgium, 2012); and others.
Maxim Bandurin is a laureate of the following Music Competitions: “Art of 21st century” (3rd prize, Ukraine, 2000); “S. Rachmaninoff Tribute Competition” (2nd prize, Moscow, 2002); “Chamber Music Competition named after D. Shostakovich” (1st prize, Moscow, 2004); “V. Horowitz Competition” (5th prize, Kiev, Ukraine, 2007); 15th International Competition Donostia Hiria – Cuidad de San Sebastian (1st prize, San Sebastian, Spain, 2008); “International Festival of Chamber Music named after S. Taneyev” (2nd prize and two special awards Kaluga, Russia, 2008); International Competition Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award (2nd prize, Lugano, Switzerland, 2012).
Currently, Maxim continues his studies in Belgium, class of Professor A. Weiss. He performs a lot both as a soloist and chamber musician and combines his concert life with teaching.
Maxim Bandurin is the soloist in the “Classicus Trio” ensemble.