Biography

MaximeMaxime Snaterse was born in Almelo in 1996. She began at the age of nine with  following piano lessons. After three years of private piano lessons from teacher Lena Markov she continued, after a period of more than a year with no lessons, her study with Bella Tubejeva. After a successful audition in 2011, Maxime was admitted in the Young Talent Class at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Zwolle. Since then, she follows piano lessons with Frank van de Laar.

In the past few years she participated among others in the Rotterdamse Pianodriedaagse (honourable mention, 2008), the YPF Piano Competition (2010 & 2013) and the International Piano Competition for Young Musicians (2012).

At the age of eleven, she won the first prize at the Young Music Talent Regional Competition. She received twice the second prize at the Regional Final of the Prinses Christina Concours East (2012 & 2014), the third prize at the Steinway Piano Competition and as a result of that, an article was written about her in the music magazine Pianowereld, in the column Young Talent.

Besides that, she was one of the nominees for the Vrienden Cultuur Prijs  in Tilburg (2014). She also gave live-recitals on Radio 4 (Opium & Muziekwijzer) and Radio Almelo.

Maxime followed several masterclasses, among others with David Kuyken, Marien van Nieukerken, Willem Brons and Juris Zvikovs. Besides that, she gave many recitals at different locations, under which the Kleine Zaal of the Concertgebouw AmsterdamMuziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ Amsterdam, Musis Sacrum Arnhem and Muziekcentrum Enschede. Recently, she performed in Greece, in the Megaron Music Hall (Thessaloniki) and for the Dutch Ambassy (Athens) at the invitation of the Prinses Christina Concours. She played in a variety of ensembles, among them piano trio’s and duo’s with voice, cello and piano. She also participated in the Orlando Festival (2012).

After graduating with a pre-university education including the study of Greek (gymnasium diploma), Maxime started in the year 2014-2015 her study Classical Piano at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Zwolle. Since 2015, she also follows the ArtEZ Honours Programme next to her bachelor and she is co-organiser of the Britten Concours in 2015-2016.

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