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Florian Hoefner (pianist, composer)

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Florian Hoefner - 3 Trios Across The Globe

3 Trios Across the Globe – Video Launch

Florian Hoefner invites you to find out what music making looks like during a pandemic. He will premiere 3 different videos with 3 different trios from across the globe during a virtual event hosted by Heather Bambrick.

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Bird Island Suite Trailer Video

The Iris Trio (Christine Carter – clarinet, Molly Carr – viola, Anna Petrova – piano) recently released a trailer video Florian’s new work “Bird Island Suite”.

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2020 East Coast Music Awards

“First Spring” wins two East Coast Music Awards

Florian’s latest trio album “First Spring” with Andrew Downing on bass and Nick Fraser on drums won “Instrumental Recording of the Year” and “Jazz Recording of the Year” at the 2020 East Coast Music Awards in Atlantic Canada. The award ceremony was originally planned to be held in St. John’s, NL in April but due […]

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Tenacity – TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

Florian is part of “Sea to Sea”, Christine Jensen’s project for “Tenacity”, this year’s free online edition of the Ottawa Jazz Festival. Christine put together a tentet of jazz musicians from across Canada to perform her arrangement of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now”.

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CD of the Month in PianoNews!

“First Spring” was selected as Jazz Album of the Month in the March 2020 issue of Germany’s Piano News Magazine. It received best marks on interpretation and sound.

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Florian on Faculty at Stratford Summer Jazz Academy

Florian will be on faculty at the new Stratford Summer Jazz Academy, a jazz camp for young musicians age 14-18 in Stratford, ON, Canada. It is part of the Stratford Summer Music Festival. Other faculty members include Kelly Jefferson (saxophone), Andre Lachance (bass) and Jim Doxas (drums). 

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