Maxim Alekseev began music studies at the Leningrad Choir School named after Mikhail Glinka. He graduated with honors from Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory named after Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in Choir Conducting under E.P. Kudryavtseva in 2000 and in Opera and Symphony Conducting under N.G. Alekseev in 2003. He then continued his post-graduate studies until 2005.
During 1999-2001 Maxim Alekseev was a principal conductor assistant at the Ulianovsk Philharmonic. From 2001 he took the post of conductor at the Opera and Ballet Theater of Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory, where he conducted over 30 works, among those “Iolanta”, “Eugen Onegin”, “Cosi fan tutte”, “Il barbiere di Sevilla”, “Swan Lake” and others.
Maxim Alekseev performs symphonic programs with various orchestras of Saint-Petersburg. Since 2007 he conducts concerts at the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic. As guest conductor Maxim Alekseev has cooperated with a number of orchestras in Russia and abroad, among them Estonian National Symphony, Korean Symphony and Czech National Theater Orchestras.