From his very first public appearances in age of 9, Maxime Grizard has impressed with the maturity of his playing. Born in 2006, he has been studying cello and piano for seven years with Claire Oppert and Roustem Saïtkoulov and has aleady won several first prizes in international competitions such as Vatelot-Rampal, Flame, Jugend Musiziert and Young Ludwig. At 11, he became known to the general public in France through its programme ‘Prodiges’ on France 2 by winning its instrument category. He went on to record a CD for Warner Classics on cello and piano. Last year Maxime represented France at the Eurovision Young Musicians in Montpellier. He performs regularly in France and abroad, in duo with piano, in chamber music formations and with orchestra.