The Harrison-Frank Family Foundation

Maxim Del Mar

British violinist Maxim Del Mar is a graduate of the Royal College of Music, where he studied Baroque violin with Adrian Butterfield. A music graduate from the University of York, where he began to explore historically-informed performance, Maxim has gone on to specialise in this field, performing a wealth of solo, chamber, and orchestral music spanning from Monteverdi to Mendelssohn and beyond on original set-ups. Chamber music forms a large part of Maxim’s musical life, and he is an active member of emerging chamber ensembles including Ensemble La Notte, Endelienta Baroque, Eboracum Baroque and Lilium Convallium, with whom he participated in the Brighton Early Music Festival Scheme. He is a regular member of the Hanover Band and the London Handel Orchestra, and has also performed with Florilegium, Instruments of Time & Truth, Gabrieli Consort & Players, London Early Opera and Solomon’s Knot, whilst also enjoying London and the wider UK’s bustling early music freelance scene. He is currently enjoying participating as one of the principal violinists in the 2023-2024 Foundazione Academia Montis Regalis, a training scheme based in Mondoví, Piedmont for baroque and classical players, under directors including Enrico Onofri and Amandine Beyer.

Maxim currently plays on an English 1840 violin by Thomas Kennedy, generously on loan from the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation.