Young Belgian Talent

Maxime Michaluk

Maxime Michaluk (1994, Namur), started learning the violin at the age of 6 at the conservatory “Balthasar Florence” with Cécile Delvingt and was admitted in his 13th year at the IMEP (Institute of Music and Pedagogy) in Namur, in the "Young Talents" category, with Igor Tkatchouk. After a year of Bachelor in the same institute, he passed the entrance examination at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, where he studied from 2013 in the class of Igor Ozim.

Maxime has won several national and international competitions. He obtained the 1st prize in the contest "Boost for Young Talents" (Lion's Club 2003), "Young Talent" (2005), "Dexia Classics" (2008), Cavatina (2009), European Competition for Young Soloists in Luxembourg with highest marks (2010), "Edouard Deru" (Verviers 2012), International Competition "Bravo" (Namur, 2013), and 2nd prize in the international competition "Flame" (Paris2008) "Bravo (2010-2011), and competition "Rotary Breughel" (Brussels, 2012).

Maxime has taken part in different masterclasses and has received advices from Philippe Descamps, Eric Mélon Roman Fedchuk Vladimir Nemtanu Igor Ozim Gilles Millet, Julian Shaw, Rainer Schmidt, Alastait Tait.

Between 2011 and 2013, he played in the orchestra called "Dextuor" composed of young winners of Belfius Competition, where he had the opportunity to perform as a soloist in works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, under the direction of T. Van Haeperen. In 2013, with the symphony orchestra of Namur, he interpreted the Concerto No. 5 from Vieuxtemps. He played several times in Belgium and France, violin duo / cello with Sébastien Dendal and violin / marimba with Martin Descamps (festival "Music in Green Périgord " (2014), in Liege, Emines, (Belgium) and Revin (France) in 2012 and 2013.)

In 2012, he joined the new orchestra HSCO (Hulencourt Soloists Chamber Orchestra) and in 2015, he has been chosen to play in the new ensemble “Boho Players” as a main substitute.

In May 2012, he was selected by Musiq'3 in collaboration with the VRT to participate in "The Six / De Zes," and animate and comment on the Queen Elizabeth contest on social networks.

Also passionate by chamber music, he created in 2014 his quartet with his friends of the Mozarteum.