The pianist Maximilian Kromer is a guest soloist and chamber musician at numerous leading international festivals and concert halls, such as the Musikverein and Konzerthaus Vienna, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Munich Gasteig, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic or the Hanko Festival in Finland. He is a convincing winner of numerous national and international competitions such as the International Brahms Competition in Pörtschach 2018, the 15th International Beethoven Competition 2017 in Vienna and the international EMCY Competition A Step Towards Mastery in St. Petersburg 2015. Maximilian Kromer is the winner of the International Jenö-Takacs Piano Competition, the Piano Podium Munich and the “Silver Nutcracker” at the International Television Competition in Moscow. In 2018 he received the renowned Casinos Austria Rising Star Award. Born in Vienna in 1996, Maximilian Kromer began playing the piano at the age of 4 and was later intensively coached and influenced by Susanne Spaemann. In 2010 he was accepted at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where he studied first with Noel Flores and since 2012 with Martin Hughes. In December 2016 Maximilian Kromer made his debut at the Brahms Hall of the Vienna Musikverein alongside Emmanuel Tjeknavorian. Numerous international engagements have taken the young Austrian pianist to the Festival de Paques in Aix-en-Provence, to the Cartagena Festival in Colombia and to the Yehudi Menuhin Festival and the Swiss Alps Classics in Switzerland.