Concert Pour Piano Seul
Florian Henschel, piano. "Florian Henschel was born in Berlin in 1970. He grew up in Nuremberg and started to learn the piano at the age of six. In 1985, while still at school, his unusual talent led not only to his being accepted as a guest student at the Nuremberg Meister-singerkonservatorium, studying double bass and piano, but, more significantly, to his embarking on a wide range of musical activities. Between the ages of 17 and 19, and working as a double bass player in the fields of both classical music and jazz, he made two recordings for duo and two for trio. He played in both formations in five European countries. From 1988 onwards, the personal support of Yehudi Menuhin for the Trio AVODAH (in which Florian Henschel played double bass) led to a live television appearance in Manchester and numerous concerts at prestigious international chamber music festivals, as well as a short appearance in the film, Menuhin -- a Family Portrait, by Tony Palmer."