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A headshot of Maksim Velichkin playing the cello.



MAKSIM VELICHKIN is an accomplished cellist, pianist and harpsichordist who has been active as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra artist among an international circle featuring venerable conductors and headlining classical stars.


Mr. Velichkin has worked with James Levine, Kurt Masur, Charles Dutoit, Yuri Temirkanov, Wolfgang Sawallish, Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Sarah Chang, Maxim Vengerov, Yuri Bashmet,  Bobby Mc Ferrin, Joshua Bell, Dmitry Bashkirov, Andras Schiff, Martha Argerich, Gabriela Montero, Renaud Capucon, Lynn Harrell, Misha Maisky, Frans Helmerson as well as many others. Maksim’s performances have been featured on Radio Swiss Romande, WQED FM in Pittsburgh, National Radio and Television of Uzbekistan.

As an improviser and interpreter of contemporary and popular music, Maksim’s performance and recording career includes credits with noted musical celebrities Stevie Wonder, Chick Corea, Billy Childs, Burt Bacharach, Bobby McFerrin, Dwight Trible, Bitter:Sweet, Chris Botti, Bob James, Josh Groban, Red Elvises, Bernadette Peters, Natalie Cole, Alan Silvestri, Richard Thompson and many others.


Maksim performs and tours frequently with the Verbier Chamber Orchestra throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

 Maksim is a co-founder of Music@Mimoda concert series in Los Angeles. 

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