Florian Heinisch

born 1990 in Eisenach, started playing the piano at the age of five. As from 2000, renowned pedagogue Sigrid Lehmstedt became his teacher in Weimar. From 2005 to 2009, he took composition classes with Johannes Schlecht. In 2010, Florian Heinisch enrolled at the Leipzig State Conservatory of Music and Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy to study piano with Dietmar Nawroth until 2012, then with Gerald Fauth until 2014. After his graduation, he now continues his studies with Sontraud Speidel at the Karlsruhe State Conservatory of Music where he also teaches piano. Florian Heinisch has taken part in national and international master classes and lessons with, amongst others, Jacques Rouvier, Steffen Schleiermacher, Galina Iwanzowa, Lydia Gorstein, Lev Natochenny, Sontraud Speidel, Ian Pace, Elisso Wirssaladze, Lilya Zilberstein and Leonid Margarius.

He is a prize winner of several national and international competitions – among others, at the International Grotrian Steinweg Competition Braunschweig (First prize), Kleiner Schumann-Wettbewerb Zwickau (Second prize) and Bundeswettbewerb „Jugend musiziert“ (First prize). In 2006 and 2009, he received state scholarships in support of highly gifted children and adolescents from the federal state of Thuringia. In 2013, Florian Heinisch was selected as jury member for the 20th International Amadeus Competition for young pianists in Brno (Czech Republic). He continued his jury work in 2014 and 2015 at the International Piano Competition Nuova Coppa Pianisti in Osimo/Italy. In November, he played his debut recital for the International piano foundation The Keyboard Charitable Trust, founded in 1991 by Claudio Abbado, Alfred Brendel, and others.

In addition to many recitals in Germany, Florian has performed in Austria, Great Britain, Italy, Turkey and the United States. In October 2014, he played his orchestral debut in Ankara, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37, with the Orkestra Akademik Başkent, conducted by Ertug Korkmaz.

Apart from his profound interest in the repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Impressionist periods, Florian Heinisch devotes much of his time to contemporary and newest music, always including works by e. g. Arnold Schönberg, Pierre Boulez, John Cage, Wolfgang Rihm and Sidney Corbett in his programmes. He performs with his Leipzig based Holznutscher Trio (feat. Winnie Finke, Violin, and Paul Jakob Fricke, Cello) and is an active Lieder accompanist.



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