Max Richter and Yulia Mahr met working at a theatre company in Berlin in 1991 and united over a shared belief in the power of art for social change. After many collaborations including SLEEP and Voices, Studio Richter Mahr is the realisation of a dream over 20 years in the making.
Max Richter is one of the most prodigious composers on the contemporary music scene, with a catalogue that boasts over three billion streams. His 2004 album The Blue Notebooks was chosen by The Guardian as one of the best Classical works of the century; he has performed worldwide, including at the Sydney Opera House, Berlin’s Kraftwerk, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Philharmonie de Paris and at the Barbican, London. Richter has written music for over 50 film and TV projects including Mary Queen of Scots, HBO’s My Brilliant Friend and The Leftovers, and his score for James Gray’s Ad Astra earned him his second Grammy nomination.
Multi-disciplinary visual artist, Yulia Mahr, was born in Budapest, Hungary and studied politics at the London School of Economics, and visual anthropology at the Free Universitat in Berlin. She abandoned a career in the social sciences with a belief in the direct action of art.