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Maxim Kozlov is a cellist, teacher and performer, founder of the Cellopedia Project. He grew up in Russia and was raised by a single mother to go through rigorous professionally oriented training from the age of six. He received a Master's degree from the Ural State Conservatory, Russia, a Graduate Performing Diploma at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, USA and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Moscow State Conservatory, Russia. Maxim currently lives in the USA. He enjoys a busy schedule of teaching, performing and recording.

Maxim Kozlov has wide international solo and orchestral experience. His performing experience includes working as the Principal Cellist in the Chamber Orchestra "Kremlin", Russia, the Principal Cellist of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, USA and the Guest Principal Cellist in the Macao Orchestra, China. Kozlov gave over 700 concerts in the United States, Canada, South America and Europe, as well as South Korea and China.

Maxim enjoys giving masterclasses and teaching. In addition to giving lessons in his private cello studio, in 2013, he created the YouTube project "Cellopedia". With over 600 videos and 50,000+ unique monthly visitors, it has become one of the most popular sources for video reference for cello pedagogy repertoire.