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Max Fane.


Maximilian Fane is a Co-Founder and the Artistic Director of The New Generation Festival, Artistic Director of Andermatt Music, Chief Executive of the Mascarade Opera Studio, and former Artistic Director of the touring opera company Raucous Rossini and Glasgow based Westbourne Music.

From 2014 to 2018 Scotland based Raucous Rossini toured annually across the UK and Italy, performing all five of Rossini’s one act operas written for the Teatro San Moise in Venice.

Max is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where he studied voice and piano, and he achieved a Distinction in his MSc in Business and Management at the University of Strathclyde where he was the European Visionary Scholar.

Maximilian Fane is the President and General Director of the Mascarade Opera Foundation.

As part of his role at the Fondazione Mascarade Opera, Max oversees the work of the Mascarade Opera Studio, launched in September 2020, and its planned expansion to the Mascarade Emerging Artists due to commence in September 2022.

Max co-founded the New Generation Festival alongside Francis Parham and Roger Granville in 2017. After three years of critical success in the gardens of the Corsini family in Florence, the New Generation Festival moved to the Boboli Gardens in 2020 under the name of the ReGeneration Festival in partnership with the Uffizi Galleries to respond to the crisis of Covid-19. As Artistic Director of Andermatt Music from 2019-2021, alongside the NGF team, he launched a brand new concert hall and hosted, among others, the Berlin Philharmonic, Maxim Vengerov, and Daniel Barenboim.

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