In recent years Maximilian Hornung has established himself as one of the leading cellists of his generation. As a soloist, he performs with renowned orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Orchestre National de France, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra under conductors such as Daniel Harding, Yannick Nézét-Séguin, Mariss Jansons, Esa-Pekka Salonen, David Zinman, Pablo Heras-Casado, Semyon Bychkov, Bernard Haitink, Manfred Honeck, Antonello Manacorda, John Storgårds , Michael Francis, Mario Venzago, Jonathan Nott, Andrew Manze, Krzysztof Urbański and Robin Ticciati.
His chamber music partners include Anne-Sophie Mutter, Antje Weithaas, Hélène Grimaud, Daniil Trifonov, Christian Tetzlaff, Lisa Batiashvili, François Leleux, Joshua Bell, Yefim Bronfman, Herbert Schuch, Lars Vogt, Hisako Kawamura, Jörg Widmann and Tabea Zimmermann. He has performed with the Arcanto Quartet and the Cuarteto Casals and has been invited to numerous festivals, including Salzburg, Schwetzingen, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Rheingau, Lucerne, Verbier, Lockenhaus, Ravinia and Hong Kong. He is a regular guest on stages such as the Philharmonies in Berlin, Cologne and Essen, the Vienna Musikverein, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and London’s Wigmore Hall. He will perform with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB) for the first time in 2022.