Maxim Boon is an arts and culture writer and editor based in Melbourne. He is the Senior Group Editor and National Arts Editor of Street Press magazine The Music, and formerly the Online Editor of Limelight Magazine. He is the new classical music critic for The Age.
Maxim studied composition and conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London before beginning a career in teaching, followed by several years as an arts publicist, producer, and freelance writer, largely working across dance and opera; his pathway into the world of journalism has been a winding one. But it has also been hugely formative, exposing him to wide range of art forms reflected in the broad range of topics he now covers.
Since relocating to Australia in 2014 from his native United Kingdom to become a full-time writer and editor, he has used this eclectic background to explore arts, entertainment, and culture stories over a spectrum of disciplines, from classical music to stand-up comedy, streaming TV to immersive theatre, tattooing to fashion design, opera to popera, and more or less everything in between.
Maxim also writes extensively about the LGBTQ community, queer culture, and politics.