A native of Brisbane, Australia, Maxwell has studied piano at the Australian National Academy of Music under the guidance of Rita Reichman. Moving to the United States to further his studies, he gained his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at the Juilliard School, and his Master of Musical Arts degree at Yale University. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins under the guidance of Yong-hi Moon.
He has performed with major orchestras throughout Australia and at London’s Wigmore Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Maxwell teaches music at all levels at institutions including Melbourne’s Scotch College, Yale University and in the educational outreach programs of the Julliard, Yale and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra