MAXIMILIEN MATÉ was born in Munich. From his early childhood on, he was confronted with classical music.
His father, a native Hungarian, is the first concert master of the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, and his mother is a singer. Maté started playing the piano at the age of six, and soon afterwards he began giving concerts. At the age of nine, he played for the first time with his father. After completing the international baccalaureat at the Munich international school, his choice to become a concert pianist was definite. Coached by his piano teacher, Mr. Krafft, who comes from the famous Rumanian school that formed such musicians as Dinu Lipatti, Sergiu Celibidache, Enescu and Radu Lupu, Maté began giving concerts with great success in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Rumania, Belgium, Norway and Japan.
From 2001 - 2003, Maximilien Maté studied at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels with Alexander Madzar. He completed his studies in Munich with Gitti Pirner and has since played solo concerts as well as chamber music, among others with his father, the violinist Janos Mate, and the cellist Franz Amann in Europe as well as in Japan. He currently lives in Munich, and teaches as well as gives regularly concerts.
"...Maté astounded the audience with his technical abilities." (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
"...His excellent technique was a pleasure to observe." (Murnauer Tagblatt)
"...The future of classical music is called Maté!" (Corriere di Como)