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Max Makagonov

Double Bass | Bass Guitar


Born in December 06, 1990 in Magnitogorsk, Russia.

Started taking cello lessons at the age of eight.

In 2002 passed audition to Moscow Frederic Chopin College of Music Performing where took up the double bass. During school years garnered top prizes in numerous musical competitions, including Young talents of Moscovia, Young composers Moscow, III international competition of young musicians, Forum Festival in St. Petersburg.

Was a student of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory throughout 2009 - 2012, graduated from Maimonides State Classical Academy in 2015. At that time was a member of several orchestras, including chamber orchestra of Moscow Conservatory conducted by F. P. Korobov, Entre Nous orchestra conducted by A. Karimov (Grand Prix at Young Prague festival, Prague 2011), Moscow State University Theater of Ancient music orchestra conducted by V. A. Kreisberg, Averkin's Big Band, JazZyl Big Band.

Engaged in various musical projects, worked with Natalia Skvortsova, Dmitry Mospan, Alexander Zinger, Brill Brothers, Evgeny Pobozhy, Sergey Osokin, Grigory Seredin, Yaroslava Simonova, Ivan Dyma, Andrea Becarro and others. Was a member of All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company Orchestra conducted by Yury Medyanik at the All-Russian contest of young talents Синяя птица in 2016-2018.

Participated in numerous jazz festivals and competitions, including Gnesin Jazz, Moscow State College of Pop and Jazz Art piano & guitar competitions, AquaJazz, Igor Butman's Jazz seasons, Jazz May Penza, Festival.

Since March 2018 lives in Prague, Czech Republic.

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