Maxim <br>Rubtsov — Classic Winds

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Maxim Rubtsov · Classic Winds Jury Member

• Honored Artist of Russian Federation
• Principle Flute & Concertmaster of the group of flute band of Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev
• Leader and Founding member of the Russian National Orchestra Wind Quintet
• Recipient of most prestigious national & international awards
• Pedagogue
• Producer & co-producer
• Yamaha Artist since 2018

Internationally acclaimed virtuoso flute player Maxim Rubtsov is one of Russia’s best musical ambassadors. He is called “miraculous,” “superb,” “absolutely impeccable” and “one of the best flutists of the Modern Age”.

His outstanding talent, a masterly manner of playing and personal charisma allows him to capture the hearts of the audience.

Being the Principle Flute & Concertmaster of the group of flute band of Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev, he is also the Leader and the founding member of the RNO Wind Quintet, which took top honors in the Fifth Annual Osaka International Chamber Music Competition.

Maxim’s repertoire is vast and unique - besides the classical music, he also performs rare pieces and arrangements, contemporary classic music, jazz compositions and improvisations. In addition, Maxim is a first performer of a certain number of pieces written by contemporary composers. Together with the Russian National Orchestra he has explored jazz and other genre-bending compositions, including the works of Chris Brubeck for wind quintet and jazz quartet, as well as adaptations of Peter and the Wolf and Wolf Tracks for children. Rubtsov has shared the stages of Europe in chamber performances with pianists Mikhail Pletnev and Francesco Schlimé.

Maxim performed as concerto soloist with, amongst others, New World Symphony, Rishon LeZion Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra (Resident Flutist), Music Aetema (Flute and Piccolo), Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Moscow State Orchestra, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Siberian Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi.

His solo recitals and concerts as a part of the most famous orchestras took place in many of the World’s greatest concert halls in Russia, the USA, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, China and other countries.

In 2018 Maxim made his solo debut at New York’s historic Carnegie Hall.

Maxim has participated in many international festivals, such as Napa Valley Festival del Sol (Napa Valley, California), Boca Raton Festival (Boca Raton, Florida), Edinburgh International Festival, Chopin Festival (Poland), The Gstaad Menuhin Festival (Switzerland), Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), Crescendo (Russia), Transsiberian Festival (Russia),Stars on Baikal, etc.

Participating in projects, combined different arts are in the sphere of his interests. His recent collaborations with contemporary dance masters have included performances in Russia with Denis Boroditsky and Germaul Barnes.

Maxim also acquires a high reputation as a pedagogue and he is regularly invited to give master classes all over the world: Austrian Flute Association, Florida School of Music, Flute Centre of New York, Michigan School of Music, British International School Phuket, Bashmet’s centers (Russia), Royal Danish Academy of Music (online), New World Symphony Orchestra’s Academy Miami, Vienna Flute School, etc.

Maxim is originator and producer of the educational project for children «Learning about the instruments of the Symphonic orchestra» - «And then, everyone showed up». Composer- Andrey Rubtsov, performance – Russian National Orchestra musicians. CD released.

Mr. Rubtsov plays unique handmade golden flute, made especially for him in Brannen Brothers Flutemakers Inc. and that become his mascot.


"Maxim Rubtsov is the perfect Pied Piper. He has both the charm and excitement that a great performer must have. With his movie star looks and charisma, and his magnificent playing and acting of the part, the legendary piper becomes alive for all to see."
Composer John Corigliano

“Maxim is that kind of person that can walk on every stage of the world to create a special atmosphere of ultimate harmony right away. That’s how his music and his persona works”.
Vladimir Jurowsky

“Maxim is very artistic person, and he’s got special attitude to every note he plays. He know how to ‘groove’, to tell stories with his instrument, and people listen to him with bated breath”.
Teodor Currentzis

“Maxim Rubtsov is an amazing performer who command the audience’s attention from the moment he walks on stage”
Flute Talk magazine


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