Maxim Valkov was born on October 19, 1980. He is an alumnus of the St. Petersburg Conservatory named after N. Rimsky-Korsakov. Maxim Valkov performed in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Germany, and United Kingdom. Laureate of international and national competitions. In 2000, he was awarded a special prize by the Foundation of the President of the Republic of Belarus.
The conductor's debut took place in 2005 with the Karaganda Philharmonic. In 2006, he became the head of the Chamber Orchestra of the Cultural Center "Troitsky" (St. Petersburg). From 2007 to 2009, he was a guest conductor of the Festival of British Music (St. Petersburg).
From 2010 to 2012 Maxim was a conductor of the St. Petersburg Capella Symphony Orchestra, founder of the Capella Chamber Orchestra.
Since 2012, a guest conductor of the Sound Music Ensemble of Contemporary Music. Also in 2012, he became the conductor of the Philharmonic for Children and Youth (St. Petersburg). Collaborated with orchestras of the Ulyanovsk Philharmonic Society, Philharmonic Society of Caucasian Mineral Vody (Kislovodsk).
Maxim Valkov became a part of the St. Petersburg Opera theatre since 2013. In the position of director-conductor he released the performances “Not Love Alone” by R. Shchedrin, “Les pêcheurs de perles” by G. Bizet, “Faust” by C. Gounod (laureates of the “Golden Sofit” award), “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” by W.- A. Mozart, “Esmeralda” by A. Dargomyzhsky.