The oboist Max Artved was born in 1965 and joined the Tivoli Band at the age of twelve. In 1980 he entered the Royal Danish Academy of Music, studying with Jørgen Hammergaard, and subsequently with Maurice Bourgue in Paris and Gordon Hunt in London. He made his solo début in 1990 and joined the Royal Danish Orchestra in 1991, later the same year becoming principal oboe with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Awards include the Jacob Gade Scholarship, the Gladsaxe Music Prize and the Music Critics’ Artist Prize. His career has brought solo engagements in Scandinavia and throughout Europe, and he has contributed to recordings released by Da Capo and by Naxos.