Maximilien Spielbichler graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a BA (Hons) in Theatre practice, having focused on Theatre Lighting Design.
Max has worked as a freelance lighting and video designer, programmer and technician on a large variety and genre of live events since moving to the UK in 2010. His work has included working on all scales of musicals, operas, theatre, events and spectaculars in many unique and interesting contexts and venues.
Some of his credits include designing and coordinating the lighting of The Boat Project, an event that formed part of the 2012 Cultural Olympics. In 2013 he programmed all 6 operas as part of the Opera Holland Park season shortly after having worked as an assistant lighting designer on Sunday In The Park With George at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. He frequently worked as an electrician in the West End and worked as a draftsman for established lighting designers on their shows on an international basis.
Max joined Fifty Nine in 2014 after having worked for them as a freelance Technical Assistant for 4 months. During this time, Max has been the Associate Video Designer on The Russian Doctor, and Technical Associate on the Barbican International Enterprises exhibition Digital Revolutions as well as collaborating with Fifty Nine on a variety of other theatre, live music and exhibition projects.
Since joining Fifty Nine as their Technical Associate, Max has been working on a variety of Fifty Nine’s projects both in the UK and internationally.
Edinburgh Festival Chorus, The Royal Scottish National Opera, University of Edinburgh