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Florian Hoefner

An established jazz pianist and composer, Florian Hoefner has toured extensively throughout Europe, the US, and Canada. His performances are featured on ten CD releases, including a collaboration with renowned guitarist, Kurt Rosenwinkel.

He has been heard at major festivals across Europe, such as Jazz Baltica in Salzau, Germany, the Bohemia Jazz Fest in the Czech Republic and the Tremplin Jazz Festival in Avignon, France, where his band Subtone was the recipient of both the jury and audience awards. He shared the stage with the likes of Joe Lovano, Seamus Blake, Rich Perry, John Riley and Tim Ries. He is the leader of his New York-based Florian Hoefner Group that released its debut album, “Songs Without Words”, on OA2 Records in April 2012 and has since then embarked on a busy touring schedule in Europe and North America. In September 2013 the next album, “Falling Up”, will be released on the same label.

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“There is a congeniality to this album akin to pop music, and the melodies are infectious as hell, but they are anything but sweetness and light. [...]Falling in between is some wonderfully understated interplay. It’s one of my favorite albums of 2012.“
Dave Sumner, Bird is the Worm

”Well conceived modern stuff that sets a high water mark for sitting down jazz that can be enjoyed by all.”
Chris Spector, Midwest Record

“This is a strong, promising quartet headed by a pianist you’ll want to hear more from.”
Nick Bewsey, Jazz in Space

“Technically proficient, Hoefner and associates spark interest with cunning developments...”
Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

“...the effortlessness of the players is jaw-dropping...”
Skope.com

Primary Instrument

Piano

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

As a teacher, Florian has been active both as a private instructor and clinician, working for institutions like the University of Toronto, the University of Arts in Berlin, Germany, the Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria, Riverside Piano in New York City and the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Contents of clinics can be negotiated. Florian has presented clinics at the University of Toronto, the Anton Bruckner University in Linz, Austria, the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, the Jazz School Krakow, Poland, the Earl Haig Secondary School in Toronto, the North Toronto Collegiate Institute and The York School Toronto.

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Discography

Coldwater Stories

Coldwater Stories

Origin Records
2017

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Luminosity

Luminosity

Origin Records
2016

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Falling Up

Falling Up

OA2 Records
2013

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Songs Without Words

Songs Without Words

OA2 Records
2012

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The Way of Water

The Way of Water

Florian Hoefner
Coldwater Stories

Stoney Lake

Stoney Lake

Florian Hoefner
Falling Up

Uncertain Times

Uncertain Times

Florian Hoefner
Songs Without Words

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