Piers Maxim was a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral and
studied at Cambridge University and the Guildhall School of Music
and Drama. As a conductor, he works regularly in the opera houses
and theatres of Europe, including Berlin Staatsoper, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, Nationale Reisopera of the
Netherlands, and at festivals such as Aix-en-Provence, Montreux and
Piers also enjoys a concurrent career as a counter-tenor.
He recently sang one of the Wise Men and was alto soloist in Belshazzar
the direction of René Jacobs.
Further highlights of recent years include Messiah
in Kings’ College, Cambridge, J.S. Bach’s Magnificat
conducted by Sir Roger Norrington in St John’s, Smith Square, and St
in the London Handel Festival. For the Netherlands Nationale
Reisopera 2001 production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo,
he sang the role of La Speranza as well as training the chorus as
From 2002 until 2004, Piers was Chorus Master at Scottish
Opera where he trained the chorus for Die
(Verdi) Götterdammerung (Wagner), Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck) Aida
(Verdi) and La
and conducted performances of Aida
in Edinburgh and La
Since September 2004, Piers has been Chorus Master at the
Belgian National Opera of La Monnaie, Brussels, where he has worked
Pikovaya Dama (Tchaikovsky), La Sonnambula (Bellini) Viaggio a Reims, Der Fliegender Hollander, and conducted the revival of Die Zauberflöte.
Messe Solonelle (Rossini)
and tours of Die
South Africa and New York.