Maxim Shalygin – is a contemporary composer.
His compositions include chamber, vocal, symphonic, electro-acoustic music, as well as music for theater, ballet and film. Shalygin has participated in many competitions internationally. He received a honorable mention at the Gaudeamus competition 2012 for his work “Letters to Anna“ symphony for violin solo. The same year his music was selected for Gesamt project of Lars von Trier. Shalygin was a composer-in-residence in IZOLYATSIA – Platform for Cultural Initiatives (Donetsk, Ukraine) and Storioni Festival (Brabant, Netherlands). Shalygin’s works have been performed in festivals such as: Gaudeamus Muziekweek (Netherlands), Sound Ways (Russia), Musical Youth Tribune (Ukraine), GOGOLFEST (Ukraine), Spring Festival (Netherlands), International Forum of Young Music (Ukraine), Music Premieres of the Season (Ukraine), UNEVEN - mini-festival by Lonneke van Leth (Netherlands). Reputable artists who have performed his works are: vocalists Mamchur Natalia, Reut Rivka; violinists Igor Zavgorodny, Emmy Storms; pianists Anthony Baryshevsky, Tatiana Pavlichuk-Tyshkevich, Vitaly Lyman, Anna Ulaieva; and ensembles DoelenKwartet, Nieuw ensemble, Slagwerk Den Haag and Davai Perkusion.
Shalygin began studying composition seriously at the age of sixteen. In 2004 he trained for one year with Boris Tishchenko at the N. Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory (Russia). He completed first master degree in 2010 at the National Music Academy in Kiev (Ukraine). One year later, in 2011, Shalygin pursued his second master’s degree at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (Netherlands), where he studied with Cornelis de Bondt and Diderik Wagenaar.