Classically trained, Max de Wardener studied music at York University then completed post-graduate studies in jazz and studio music at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has also been a participant on the LSO Discovery Panufnik Young Composers Scheme, and has subsequently been commissioned to create a work for Indian virtuoso violinist Kala Ramnath, tabla player Sanju Sahai and LSO Strings which premiered at LSO St Luke’s, as well as a short variation on the work of Andrzej Panufnik for the LSO which premiered at the Barbican under the baton of François-Xavier Roth.