The Story

Welcome, thanks for dropping by! Maximilian Van London was created with the intention of providing a unique platform to chronic classical culture within the limelight of the information age. As founder / performing and visual artist / writer / producer and creative director, I sought to make, a 'new gateway' maybe, to things classical.

I began my classical training early, at the age of five, singing in choirs in Munich and London, as well as the English National Opera. As a boy soprano I sang much of the major repertoire, performing in places such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican.
After transitioning to male voice at the age of 14, I slowly but surely began to focus on singing as a career option. I gave my first Lied recital at the age of 17 and my opera debut as Kecal in Smetana’s Bartered Bride at 18.
I have trained professionally since, in Munich, Edinburgh and Bucharest, completing my postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Back in my final year at school however, I was not willing to commit to music college just yet. I went on to read History at Edinburgh University graduating with a Master's degree with Honours in 2009.
In my first year at Edinburgh, I became acting President of Edinburgh Studio Opera, a renowned student company, producing five operas in the following three years, as well as various concerts and recitals. Actually producing art had somewhat of a profound impact on me.

My love for photography and film no doubt came from my father and grandfather. Experiencing the power of still and moving pictures kindled in me a further unrelenting desire to express myself. Inspired by young fashion models, designers and bloggers, I finally began shooting digitally in 2009 and I havn’t looked back since. I bought my camera from the money I had made working in back office for a swiss bank during my summer holidays.

The blog went online in September 2009. Today it has become the expressive center of my artistic endeavors. It is a dear companion, a diary snapshot, a modern cultural profile.
But above all it has become an ever growing portrait of art and artists expressing themselves.

I hope you enjoy the site. Do feel free to message me at any point!

Note: All pictures are my own unless otherwise stated.