About the album In this sequel to his award-winning, Juno-nominated album, “First Spring,” German-Canadian pianist/composer Florian Hoefner delivers another powerhouse performance on “Desert Bloom”, to be released worldwide June 3rd on Alma Records. With striking new compositions and inspired arrangements, Hoefner’s hallmark lyricism and knack for suspenseful dramaturgy are on full display. With “Desert […]
The Iris Trio (Christine Carter – clarinet, Molly Carr – viola, Anna Petrova – piano) is premiering Florian’s new work “Bird Island Suite” in collaboration with poet Don McKay on tour in Eastern Canada. Stay tuned for a full performance video.
“Having heard Hoefner now on record and in person performing solo and with a quartet, a quintet and now a trio, I’m stumped as to which context I prefer him in. In every situation, the music is so substantial and at times even breath-taking. I do know that I’ll be coming back to First Spring […]
On the release day of the new album ‘First Spring’, Florian joinedJAZZ.FM91 to chat about his influences and composition style, as well as to perform a couple of the new tunes for us live on the air…
Florian is taking his trio on tour in 2019 and 2020 to present the music of his new release ‘First Spring’ with concert dates in Canada and Germany.
About the album First Spring […] stands out in the piano trio field in 2019. All About Jazz You are never really allowed to leave the music of Florian Hoefner once you have listened to it. The pianist has a knack of taking possession of your sensibilities, making the notes of melodies leap […]
In sheer color and variety, in the depth of its characterization and the exceptional range of refinement of its pianism, Hoefner imparts power and exceptional stature to the opener, “Hound’s Tune”, a re-imagination of the legendary Rufus Guinchard’s fiddler-on-the-rock masterpiece.
About the album Subtone stands in the forefront of today’s young innovative Jazz ensembles. Founded in 2005 in Berlin, its members now live on both sides of the Atlantic, in St. John’s, NL, Berlin and Cologne. Through innumerable concerts at home and abroad, as well as appearances at festivals like the Bohemia Jazz Fest […]
About the album Following three critically-acclaimed studio recordings with his touring quartet, pianist Florian Hoefner presents a live solo set of new works, recorded at the acoustically sublime Sendesaal in Bremen, Germany. Inspired by the maritime landscape around the island of Newfoundland, his recently adapted home, Coldwater Stories explores the intersection between composition and […]
About the album For his third recording on Origin Records, pianist Florian Hoefner uses the highly evolved musical relationship he’s forged over the last several years touring with bassist Sam Anning and drummer Peter Kronreif as a springboard for nine new compositions. Adding the singular voice of the eminent saxophonist Seamus Blake, a more […]