Maxine is a North West based Harpist who plays throughout Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Cumbria, the Wirral, North Wales and West Yorkshire.
Maxine was born in Manchester and raised in Glossop. She went to her first concert at the age of 3 and decided there and then that she wanted to play the harp. She also started to play the piano at the age of 4 and was given great encouragement by her parents who were both in the Halle Orchestra.
Maxine went on to study at Chethams School of Music where she studied under the renowned harpist Elinor Bennet.
Maxine was 10 when she won her first music festival and at the age of 15 performed her first concerto (Mozart Flute and Harp). At 16 she debuted in a concert at the former Freetrade Hall in Manchester.
From 1989 Maxine has pursued a busy freelance career with some of the UK's leading Symphony, Opera and Ballet Orchestras including the Halle, Opera North, National Symphony Orchestra, English National Ballet, City Ballet of London and Moscow City Ballet. She also pursues a solo career performing Concertos and Recitals. Maxine has entertained Royalty and worked with a range of celebrities as diverse as Russell Watson and Kanye West. She has also played aboard cruise ships, at major sports events and for product launches and TV work.
She appears regularly in leading hotels around the UK as well as playing for special occasions (Weddings, Birthdays etc) and corporate events.
As well as playing solo Maxine can combine the beauty of the harp with the flute as part of her Melandra duo.