Soto began his musical education with the Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil of Costa Rica. He studied with Principal Oboist Jorge Rodriguez and cultivated a passion for Classical Music and the Oboe. He arrived in the USA in 1996 at the Loyola University of New Orleans, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance. His professional career began when he performed an entire season with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. He then moved to Denver in 2002 to attend the Lamont School of Music and pursue his Master’s in Music Degree, which he attained in 2004. Shortly thereafter, Max went on a whirlwind tour of the United States and Canada performing The Pirates of Penzance with the London-based Carl Rosa Opera Company in 2007.
Soto has performed with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Ballet, Opera Colorado, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Steamboat Springs Orchestra, Central City Opera, and Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra. He also performs with small ensembles all over the state of Colorado and recently participated in the Boulder Bach Festival and the Colorado Bach Ensemble. Max is Principal Oboe with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, and Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra. He also appears with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra.