Max Fine

Max Fine is the Assistant Producer for Aria Code and WQXR. He started as an intern at the station in 2015 and returned as a full-time producer in 2018. He produces the weekly radio show Young Artists Showcase, and programs WQXR’s Operavore stream. Previously, Max has produced Reflections from the Keyboard, the podcast In Conversation, in addition to on-air features, including The Black Experience in the Concert Hall: Beethoven Edition.

Before working at WQXR, Max studied history at Vassar College. He fell in love with classical music in high school, and also plays classical piano, which he really ought to practice more.

Max Fine appears in the following:

From the Archives: Leopold Stokowski Conducts a Young People's Concert

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

This week, we celebrate the 129th birthday of Leopold Stokowski with a Young People’s Concert from 1949, conducted by the maestro himself.

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The German Piano Tradition, Part 2

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The German Piano Tradition continues tonight on Reflections from the Keyboard.

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Rossini's Barber of Seville: On a Wig and a Prayer

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Gioachino Rossini’s most famous opera The Barber of Seville is more than a comedic romp. Underneath the zany plot and cheerful music is a story about a woman’s determination to be free.

The German Piano Tradition, Part 1

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

This week on Reflections from the Keyboard, host David Dubal begins a new four-part series on the German piano tradition.

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Return to Moscow

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Tonight we hear Wienawski and Gershwin in Moscow.

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Around the World with the Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant Recipients

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Tonight we meet four more of Salon de Virtuosi's Career Grant recipients.


Verdi's Aida: There's No Place Like Home

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

There’s no place like home, the saying goes, but Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida realizes she’ll never see her homeland again.

Alumni Reed Tetzloff and Asi Matathias

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

This week, we welcome back two talented alumni to the Showcase, pianist Reed Tetzloff and violinist Asi Matathias.


Echoes of Ireland

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Tonight, we celebrate St. Patrick’s day with performances of Irish music.


Listen: "Nessun Dorma," Puccini's Anthem of Hope

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

“Nessun Dorma” has long been opera’s crossover hit. But in the last year, it’s become something more -- an anthem of hope.

A Tribute to Eduard Grach

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

This week, we say a happy belated birthday to Eduard Grach with performances from his exceptional former students.


Saxophonist Steven Banks

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Saxophonist Steven Banks returns to the Showcase a week before his Young Concert Artists debut recital.



Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Tonight we welcome back WindSync, a fabulous wind quintet with performances that are out of this world!

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35th Annual International Young Artist Piano Competition

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

We meet talented young performers in the 35th Annual International Young Artist Piano Competition.

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Pegasus: The Orchestra

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Showcase alumnus Karen Hakobyan returns with his new ensemble of talented young performers, Pegasus: the Orchestra.


Encore: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Bob Sherman revisits a concert from Yad Vashem in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day


Young Artists Showcase 43rd Anniversary: Undiscovered Medtner With Michael Brown

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Pianist and Showcase alumnus Michael Brown joins us to celebrate our 43rd birthdaywith two newly discovered pieces by Medtner, as well as works by Ravel, Bach, and Brown himself.

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Highlights From 2020

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Bob Sherman looks back on highlights from 2020 broadcasts.

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Salon de Virtuosi 2020 Career Grant Recipients

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Bob Sherman introduces the 2020 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant recipients.


Holiday Stories

Saturday, January 02, 2021

Bob Sherman winds up the holiday season with holiday stories.