Máximo is 20 years old, having started at seven his journey at the Artistic Music School of the National Conservatory of Lisbon, where he completed secondary education in Piano and Composition.
Despite his classical and formal training, since the age of 6 Máximo has been making self-taught incursions into composing original pieces, revealing a particular aptitude for the fusion of several musical styles since an early age.
Expression of his personal experiences, as he allows himself to be involved from a very young age by the creative, artistic, and multidisciplinary environment in which he was born and that surrounds him, navigating it in a genuine, exploratory and rather curious way.
This spirit led him to apply for Gonzervatory, a musical summer camp created by the recognized musician and producer Chilly Gonzales.
Although he did not meet all the requirements, namely the minimum age, the negative response came through a personal email from the musician, expressing great appreciation and interest, both for his creations and for his healthy daring and boldness to break the rules.
It is precisely this elegant daring attitude present in his entire path that has opened him doors and sharpened his interest in deepening the connection between his music and other cultural universes, finding "stages" that favor dialogue over monologue, both from a creative and performative perspective.
The last years of his journey exemplify this:
Releases his debut album "Máximo - Greatest Hits" live at LuxFrágil
Six compositions created upon invitation by visual artist Paulo Lisboa, based on works in the exhibition “A skeleton walk into a bar...”, Fundação Leal Rios, where he also performed live in a set of four sessions, over the course of two days
Composition of the soundtrack for the short film “Agosto de 74” by Duarte Carvalho
Performance at the Joana Vasconcelos Foundation with the iconic piece by the artist Piano Dentelle #3, within the scope of ARCOlisboa 2019, in an event for aprox. 200 people
Artist residency in Panama at La Escuelita del Ritmo
Individual masterclass in Mexico City with pianist Anthony Tamayo
Featured in the music video of electronic music producer Xinobi and live performance at Centro Cultural de Belém