Maxime Tomba was born in 1991 and began his music studies at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Versailles in the horn class of Gilles Mahaud. In 2010 he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in the class of André Cazalet (principal horn of the Orchester de Paris), where he received his bachelor’s degree in 2013 and his master’s degree in 2015. In master classes he received advice from great horn players such as Jean-Michel Vinit, Benoit De Barsonny, Marie-Louise Neunecker, Kerry Turner, Francis Orval, Andrew Bain, Radovan Vlatkovic and Radek Baborak.
Maxime plays regularly in major orchestras such as the Orchester de la Suisse Romande, the Orchester National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchester National de Lille, the Orchester National de Lyon, the Orchester National d’Ile-de-France and the Orchester de Bretagne and the Orchester de Paris, where he performed under great conductors such as Pierre Boulez and Herbert Blomstetd. In 2011 and 2013 Maxime took part in the Orchester Français des Jeunes and the Pacific Music Festival.
In 2013 he founded the quartet HORNormes with Pierre Badol (Orchestre Lamoureux), Alexis Crouzil (assistant principal horn of the Orchester de la Suisse Romande) and Clément Charpentier-Leroy (low horn of the Orchester de la Suisse Romande). With this quartet he had the opportunity to hold master classes in conservatories. He is also a founding member and solo horn player of the Sinfonia Pop Orchestra.
In the 2013-2014 season he took part in the Paris Opera Academy and was inducted into the Orchester des Lauréats du CNSM de Paris in 2016-2017. After being principal horn with the Orchester des Pays de Savoie from 2013 to 2017, he is now the low horn with the Orchester de Chambre de Genève.