Maximilian Ehrhardt was born in Tettnang (Germany). He studied modern harp with Erika Waardenburg at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and historical harps with Mara Galassi at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica di Milano. From both studies he graduated with the master's degree with distinctions.
Ehrhardt is regularly performing in solo recitals, theatre productions, baroque orchestras and chamber music ensembles all over Europe. He works with ensembles such as the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Concerto Copenhagen, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, the orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin, the Gürzenich-Orchester, Les Talens Lyriques, Weserrenaissance Bremen and the Choeur de Chambre de Namur. His performances include collaborations with Sylvain Cambreling, Thomas Hengelbrock, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Konrad Junghänel, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Christophe Rousset and Leonardo García Alarcón. Maximilian has played concerts in the Early Music Festivals of Berlin, Utrecht, Trondheim, Innsbruck, Ambronay, Namur as well as the Festival della Valle d’Itria, Wratislavia Cantans and the MITO SettembreMusica Festival in Milan.
Ehrhardt is a passionate researcher on the ‘lost’ repertoire of the harp. He recorded many CDs and performed live on Radio Rai3, Concertzender Nederland, the Bayerischer and Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Radio Klara, Polish and Danish classical radio stations and France Musique.