The young British tenor Maximilian Lawrie hails from Hatfield, Hertfordshire. In his younger years, Maximilian studied Double Bass, Piano, Organ, and Composition. 

From 2014 – 2017, Maximilian studied at Oxford University, attaining a first-class degree in Music, alongside an Academical Clerkship (Choral Scholarship) at Magdalen College.

From 2018 – 2022, Maximilian studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, firstly on the Master’s in Vocal Performance course and latterly for an Advanced Diploma in Opera. There he sang Lysander (A Midsummer’s Nights Dream), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi), and First Sailor (Dido and Aeneas).

Since 2022, Maximilian has been a member of the International Opera Studio at the Opernhaus Zürich. He has performed in several new and revived productions, including Malcolm (Macbeth), Herr Ärmel / Herr Tur Tur / Geier 1 (Jim Knopf), Kaufmann (Jacob Lenz), Guiseppe (La Traviata), and Benvolio (Romeo et Juliette).

The last few years have been characterised by the change and progress in the voice from light choral scholar to dramatic tenor. Whilst it is not an easy transition it is a rewarding and fulfilling one.