Self-taught until attending the New England Conservatory, Max began with the electric guitar at age 10, playing jazz, blues, and metal before switching to classical music at 14. Max is also deeply interested in writing music, and studies Composition under Stratis Minakakis.
Max has performed internationally in numerous masterclasses for esteemed guitarists such as Eliot Fisk, Leo Brouwer, Eduardo Fernandez, Jorge Caballero, Jesus Serrano, Grisha Goryachev, Zaira Meneses, Enrique Salmeron, and Senio Diaz, and received a Superior rating at the 2016 San Jose Guitar Festival. In 2017 Max attended the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg and performed in Tuscany, Italy. Actively interested in the avant-garde, Max aims to expand the role of the classical guitar in contemporary classical composition, free music, and other 21st century practices.