Maxfield Panish aspires to lead a transformation in music education by engaging and inspiring others through performances and teaching. In 2016, Maxfield organized a benefit concert to support the charity Music for Humanity, a non-profit that provides young musicians the financial opportunity to receive a higher education in music.
As a soloist, Maxfield has worked with notable conductors such as David Brisken and Charles Neidich, performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, respectively. As an orchestral musician, Maxfield has performed under notable conductors Philippe Entremont (Manhattan School of Music Symphony), Perry So (Manhattan School of Music), Stilian Kirov (Symphony in C), George Manahan (Manhattan School of Music Philharmonia), and Jung-Ho Pak (World Youth Symphony Orchestra).
Maxfield has a love for composition. He has written multiple works for a range of differing instruments and ensembles including a string quartet, which was premiered at the Aaron Copland School of Music in December 2019.
Maxfield studied at Manhattan School of Music from 2012-2014 and the Aaron Copland School of Music from 2016-2019 where he received his Bachelor in Violin Performance. He has studied with distinguished violin pedagogues Lisa Kim, Daniel Phillips, and Lazar Gosman.