Maxime Quennesson began learning the cello at the age of 6. In 2011, he entered the CRR in Paris in Hélène Dautryʼs class at before entering the class of Michel Strauss and Guillaume Paoletti at the CNSM in Paris in 2014. In 2019 he obtained his masterʼs degree “Summa cum laude with the congratulations of the jury.
He is now in a post-graduate program in CNSMDP, in the class of Jérôme Pernoo. The winner of many international competitions, among them Louis Rosoor, Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, FNAPEC, PMC, Flame and Bellan, he has performed as a soloist, with orchestra (Ensemble Appassionato, Orchestre du Concert de la Loge, OCUP, Stuttgart Kammerorchester) and in recital (Festival Radio France Montpellier-Occitanie, Amsterdam Cello Biennale …) He entered the Jaroussky Academy for the 2018‒2019 season, and was artist in residence (with his trio) at the international piano festival La Roque dʼAnthéron 2019. Founding member of Trio Zeliha (piano trio), a recording for the Mirare label was just released in November 2020 and is supported by great personalities such as Menahem Pressler, Trio Wanderer, Quatuor Ebène …
Maxime has benefited from the guidance of masters such as Nicolas Altstaedt, David Geringas, Clive Greensmith, Emmanuelle Bertrand, Ophélie Gaillard, Gary Hoffmann and Philippe Muller. In September 2019, he entered the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel as an artist in residence under the direction of Gary Hoffman.
Maxime plays a cello made by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (1863), on a generous loan by B.D, and is supported by SAFRAN, ADAMI, and lʼOr du Rhin.