Maximilian Hering

Drummer | Composer | Musician

Maximilian Hering, born in 1994, is a drummer and musician from Mainz, Germany.

Maximilian has been playing the drums for most of his life: he got his first drum set at the age of 4 and took formal lessons since he was five. He has also been awarded the Laureate of Jugend Musiziert in 2014 and the Jugend Jazzt Rhineland-Palatinate und Hesse prizes in 2009, 2010 and 2014. During his early career, his teachers were René Creemers, Etienne Nillesen, David Xirgu, Simon Zimbardo, Ralf Schumacher, Jan Zelinka and Bernd Bott. Maximilian took part in masterclasses of i. a. Jeff Ballard, Martijn Vink, Pablo Held Trio, Mark Turner & Ethan Iverson, Elliot Zigmund, ICP Orchestra, Christian Lillinger, Jorge Rossy and Ralf Gustke. In 2019, he graduated at ArtEZ Conservatory in Arnhem with a Bachelor of Music degree.

On his musical path, Maximilian has worked with a wide variety of bands, from i.a. Kupfergrün, Icarus’ Cloud, Orange Dust, Phat Cool Bigband, Florian Boos Quartett and Lars Reichow to his first band Full House. In addition to a vast number of concerts all around Central Europe, he took part in about 20 album / EP productions (Universal, UBM Records, Klangraum Records) and appeared on German TV. With the Federal Youth Jazz Orchestra Phoenix Foundation he toured South Korea.

Maximilian composes for his bands Maximilian Hering Group, The Foaming Waves and Red Hering, but also for motion picture, like the short film Feindesland (2016) by Christine Wetzel and El Hamdu Lillah (2018) by Jonathan Kaiser. Furthermore, he regularly cooperates with the film music studio Klangraum. In 2022 he released his first album "Nostalgia" and later the EP "Max Hering & The Foaming Waves".

Maximilian explores the possibilities of working interdisciplinary and is passionate about the combination of dance with drums and sounds. In 2021 he collaborated with dancers/choreographers Sabrina Gargano and Rafa Jagat in their piece "A CIEGAS".