Seven-string guitarist, vocalist and composer Maximillian Rudd has earned his name as one of Australia’s most promising new artists.
Maximillian Rudd is a young Australian guitarist with a deep love for the guitar cultures of the Americas. Armed with his Brazilian seven-string guitar, Rudd experiments with the unlikely fusion of Latin American, jazz and blues influences.
An accomplished guitarist with formal training from the prestigious Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Maximillian Rudd has extensively pursued the music of Brazil and South America both in Australia and internationally. Rudd’s sound is uniquely his own, arising from his eclectic musical journey, beginning the guitar at the age of seven and intensely developing his craft ever since. Maximillian Rudd’s edge resides ability as an instrumentalist, which has become the trademark of his live set.
Maximillian Rudd has released two studio albums to widespread critical acclaim. His 2017 debut album Maximillian was co-produced by veteran Australian singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd. The sophomore album Salvador followed in 2020, and promises a national and international launch tour.
Still early in his career, Maximillian Rudd has enjoyed numerous local and international performances, including Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and St Kilda Festival. Rudd has also featured at the Windfire Fine Music Festival, Guitar Perspectives Winter Celebration, Festival of Sails and Sofar Sounds, Rudd has also appeared as a support act at Melbourne Zoo Twilights. Maximillian Rudd has shared the stage with Xavier Rudd on two different national tours, including the critically-acclaimed Storm Boy tour, making his debut at some of Australia’s revered live music venues, such as Melbourne’s Forum and Sydney’s Enmore.
In addition to maintaining an active solo career, Maximillian Rudd is also a member of the Max & Asha duo, director of the Villa-Lobos Project, and is a PhD candidate within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne.