Dutch pianist Maxime Snaterse (1996) started playing piano at the age of nine, following lessons with Lena Markov and later Bella Tubejeva. Since she entered the Young Talent Class of the ArtEZ University of the Arts in The Netherlands in 2011, prof. Frank van de Laar has been her teacher. In 2018, she graduated cum laude from her Bachelor of Music and in 2020, she completed her Master of Music with the highest distinction. Recently, she obtained a second Master of Music degree with the highest result possible at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where she has been in the class of prof. Aleksandar Madžar.

Maxime participated in both national and international competitions, being awarded with several prizes, amongst others at the Prinses Christina Concours and Steinway Piano Competition. Besides that, she regularly gives recitals, both in her home country and abroad, as well as live-performances on the Dutch national radio broadcast for classical music. Other exciting experiences include participation in various summer courses such as the International Mozarteum Summeracademy Salzburg, the International Holland Music Sessions Bergen, and the Summer Campus Rostock. Maxime received masterclasses from well-known pianists, including André de Groote, Boris Berman, Pascal Devoyon, Bernd Goetzke, Lars Vogt, Claudius Tanski and Håkon Austbø. Besides giving diverse solo recitals, Maxime performed several times as a soloist with orchestra. In March 2024 she played Beethoven’s 5th Pianoconcerto amongst others in the big concert hall of Concertgebouw De Vereeniging in Nijmegen, in 2022 she premiered the pianoconcerto of contemporary composer T. van de Steeg, and in 2017 she performed De Falla’s pianoconcerto Nights in the Garden’s of Spain in the concert halls of Muziekcentrum in Enschede and De Spiegel in Zwolle. Furthermore, Maxime is an active chamber musician, being part of a duo with saxophonist Deborah Witteveen, a duo with pianist Marco Mantovani, a liedduo with soprano Irene Hoogveld, and a duo with cellist Aleksandra Czarnocka. Since 2022 she also performs for the Dutch lied association Vrienden van het Lied. With her ensembles, she won several prizes, including first prize and audience prize at the ArtEZ Chamber Music Sessions and first and audience prize during the Vocallis Liedfestival. In 2017-2018, she has been part of the program Young Masters Wilp, an initiative that creates the opportunity for young talented musicians to give concerts and helps them in the process of becoming a cultural entrepreneur. Furthermore, Maxime engaged in exciting art projects, such as collaborations with other art disciplines; for example, in 2020 she performed ‘Graven’ together with actor Greg Nottrot, a music theatre performance in collaboration with the Nieuw Utrechts Toneel.

Maxime is active, eager to learn and has a wide range of interests. Therefore, she followed amongst others the ArtEZ Honours Programme as an addition to her bachelor programme in 2015-2016. In the same year, she was co-organiser of the Britten Violin Competition. Next to her music studies and activities, Maxime started with the Bachelor Industrial Engineering and Management at the University of Twente in 2016-2017 (graduated in 2019) and in 2020 she graduated Cum Laude for the Master Business Administration. She is currently active as a piano teacher at various academies in Brussels. In the first place, however, Maxime is an ambitious and enthusiastic pianist that wishes to share her fascination for classical music with her audience.