Erik Maxim kronda (Born 5 july 1994), known as Maxim Kronda is a Norwegian singer-songwriter, actor and photographer.
Maxim Kronda has studied classical singing at Barratt Due music conservatory and graduated with a master’s degree in opera performance from Oslo Academy of the Arts in 2021. During and after his studies as an actor-singer he has performed various roles such as Guglielmo (Cosi fan Tutte), Melisso (Alcina), Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus) and the title role Eugene Onegin.
During the pandemic from 2019 Kronda started to develop more and more his passion for photography/video that quickly led him to the profession because of the need for digital visibility. As a photographer he is/has worked with a number of artists and companies like VitaePro, Westeraalens, Norwegian academy of arts and Opera til Folklet.
In 2023 Kronda chose to leave the opera career and decided to use his musicality in freer forms of music working with smaller jazz ensembles and big-bands. Additionally playing some roles in films like "Hysteria" 2023 by Ivan Tverdovskiy.
Scholarships and awards:
TORHILD STAAHLENS LEGAT
SKIPSREDER TOM WILHELMSENS STIFTELSE 2021
ANDERS VANGENS TALENTFOND
SKIPSREDER TOM WILHELMSENS STIFTELSE 2013
HERØYA INDUSTRIPARKS KULTURPRIS