Max Fine

Associate Producer

Max Fine is the Associate 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:

Inside "Begin Again" with Steven Banks and Matthew Hepburn

Thursday, November 10, 2022

The class of 2022 wraps up the year with an inside look at the musical meditation Begin Again, created by saxophonist and composer Steven Banks and meditation guide Matthew Hepburn.

Halfie: A Memoir, by Andrew Yee

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Cellist and composer Andrew Yee (she/they) presents an audio memoir of identity and belonging through music.

This Composer is Sick: Scott Joplin Didn't Die of Opera Failure

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Emi Ferguson concludes This Composer is Sick with a look at the life, death, and work of American composer, Scott Joplin.

Bedřich Smetana and the High E of Doom

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Flute-player Emi Ferguson looks at the impact of syphilis Bedřich Smetana the man, composer, and Czech national icon.

Schubert's Heavy Metal Therapy

Thursday, September 01, 2022

This week, Emi Ferguson looks at the life of Franz Schubert, and how his last years were impacted by syphilis.

This Composer is Sick: Let's Talk About Syphilis

Thursday, August 18, 2022

This week on the Artist Propulsion Lab, flute-player Emi Ferguson kicks off her exploration of how syphilis affected classical composers. 

Bonus: Flutist Brandon Patrick George in Conversation with Darren Walker

Thursday, August 04, 2022

This week, we are re-releasing a conversation between flutist Brandon Patrick George and Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, from November 2021.

Justin Austin in Conversation with Josh Berg

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Baritone Justin Austin and audio engineer Josh Berg discuss their work with Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, musical genres and cross-pollination, authenticity, and more.

Layale Chaker in Conversation with Fabian Almazan and David Lentz

Thursday, July 07, 2022

In WQXR's new Artist Propulsion Lab podcast, each artist explores a topic important to them. This week, a conversation about music and environmental stewardship, with Layale Chaker.

Encore: Marilyn Horne Song Competition Winners

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Tune in to hear an encore broadcast of baritone Benjamin Dickerson and pianist Alden Gatt, the 2015 laureates of the Marilyn Horne Song Competition.


Encore: Chamber Music Society in Saratoga, Part 2

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Tune in for an encore broadcast of the Showcase as we return to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, featuring the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s 2015 summer residency.


Encore: Chamber Music Society in Saratoga, Part 1

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Tune in to hear violinist Paul Huang and violist Matthew Lipman, performing individually, as well as in chamber ensembles from the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.


Encore: Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York Concert Series

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Tune in for a special showcase featuring the Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York’s concert series at the Kosciuszko Foundation.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Artists Propulsion Lab is WQXR's program to support early- and mid-career artists - and now, they are starting a podcast.

Encore: Fairy Tales from Russian Music at Mannes

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Tune in for a concert of fantastic fairy tales set to music by Russian composers.


Encore: In the Studio with Brandon Ridenour

Saturday, June 04, 2022

Tonight enjoy an encore of a 2016 broadcast featuring Brandon Ridenour, Naomi Kudo, and members of the USEFULchamber ensemble.


John Brancy and Peter Dugan’s The Journey Home

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Tonight we will hear pieces from John Brancy and Peter Dugan’s 2018 album, The Journey Home: Live from the Kennedy Center.

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Encore: Deep in the Heart of Round Top, Part 2

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Tune in for the second part of our trip to the Round Top Festival, featuring young musicians performing orchestral and chamber works.


Soprano Nadine Sierra on Singing Lucia

Monday, May 16, 2022

The star soprano discusses growing with the character of Lucia and making what once seemed like unattainable dreams for women, a bright and successful reality for herself.


Encore: Deep in the Heart of Round Top, Part 1

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Tune in for an encore of a 2016 broadcast featuring the Texas Festival Orchestra and chamber music from the state's Round Top Festival.