Maxim Shalygin

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BornJanuary 30, 1985 (age 34)
Alma mater
  • National Music Academy of Ukraine
  • Royal Conservatory of The Hague
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Performer

Maxim Shalygin (born January 30, 1985 in Kamianske) is a Ukrainian-Dutch composer, conductor & performer, living in Den Haag. Shalygin is a typical representative of the modern school, synthesizing various teaching methods and approaches. He began studying composition under the direction of Irina Ivashenko, for a year his teacher was the renowned Russian composer Boris Tishchenko (at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory), in 2010 he graduated from the Kyiv Conservatory (class of Prof. Shcherbakov), in 2011 – got a second Master’s degree at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (studied with professors Cornelis de Bondt and Diderik Wagenaar). A great influence on the formation of Shalygin had been the famous Ukrainian composer Svyatoslav Lunyov. [1].


In 1018 was released his debut album Lacrimosa Or 13 Magic Songs.[2]. In 2019 he released two albums Canti d'inizio e fine for a solo cello performer who can feel, play, sing, scream, moan, swear, breathe, squeal, whisper, bleat, hiss, dream[3] and Todos Los Fuegos El Fuego for saxophone octet (Amstel Quartet and Keuris Quartet).[4]


  1. I. Tukova, Lithuanian Musicology The Development of Western European Trends in the Kyiv Composition School (2010–2017)
  2. CD Lacrimosa Or 13 Magic Songs. Shapeshift Ensemble, Maxim Shalygin (conductor). TRPTK, 2018.
  3. Shalygin: CD Canti d'inizio e fine at OpusKlassiek.
  4. Shalygin: CD Todos Los Fuegos El Fuego at OpusKlassiek.

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