Maddox Marsollek (born December 2013) began taking piano lessons at the age of three. After only ten months of lessons, Maddox made his debut at a summer concert in the Castle church Altlandsberg and has so far played more than 40 concerts.
Maddox is taught by concert pianist and Echo Prize winner Elisaveta Blumina. In August 2019 she invited him as the youngest up-and-coming musician to an international master class in Israel, where he also played in the final concert in Elma Hall.
Since August 2019 Maddox has also received composition lessons. In the same month he composed his first piece. In the meantime he has composed more than 10 works, most recently a sonatina in 3 movements (for violin and piano) and a two-part invention. Currently working on a quartet for violin, viola, cello and piano.
In the last two years he has won worldwide over 100 international music awards (mainly as a soloist, but also in a duo with his brother Miles, violin, 6 years old). He always won 1st (a total of 43 and two absolute prices) to 3rd prizes as well as various special prizes for an “Exceptional Young Talent”, “Excellent Interpretation” and the best interpretation of contemporary and baroque compositions. There are also four 1st prizes in national competitions. Most recently, Maddox took part in competitions for composition and piano accompaniment for the first time, where he won 3rd and a 1st prize as a composer and 1st prize as a piano accompanist, as well a 2nd prize in another competition, although the 1st prize was not awarded.
After Maddox has played in concerts in the Emperor Hall in Füssen, the Beethoven House in Bonn and the Solitär Mozarteum in Salzburg in the summer of 2021, he appeared in a young talent concert at the Berlin State Opera at the end of September 2021, in which two of his compositions (an arrangement for voice, violin and piano as well as a sonatina in 3 movements for violin and piano) were premiered. Maddox performed in concerts at the Teatro Studio, Parco della Musica in Rome, in the Gläserner Saal, Musikverein in Vienna, in the Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall in London, at Monestir de Pedralbes in Barcelona, at Auditori Vlader in Girona and at the Kleine Zaal, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
You can find Maddox’s 2021 European Music Competition piano performance here.
You can find Maddox’s 2022 Classical Music Competition piano performance here.
You can find Maddox’s 2022 Romantic Music Competition piano performance here.