Max Holzner is an alumnus of the University of Cambridge and the Australian National University and the recipient of many awards and scholarships, including the Cambridge Australia Trust Orde Poynton Scholarship (2005-2007), a UK Overseas Research Scholarship (2005-2006), and an Australian Postgraduate Award (2004-2005). With the assistance of a Llewellyn Memorial Trust Scholarship (2003), he undertook further study at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
As a performer Max has worked with many professional orchestras and chamber groups and in festivals across Australia and the UK, and was assistant to the late Christopher Hogwood, Academy of Ancient Music, from 2006-7, with whom he collaborated in the preparation of numerous critical editions for Bärenreiter, most notably Elgar’s Enigma Variations.
Max has over sixteen years teaching experience, and has held positions at Radford College, Canberra, and in the pre-tertiary program at the Australian National University. He has also tutored undergraduates in music at the ANU and at Churchill College, Cambridge, and holds a Certificate of Graduate Teaching from the ANU.
For the last years since making Sydney home, Max has devoted himself to teaching and raising the profile and standard of music and teaching in Western Sydney.