Florian is the winner of the 2023 International Handel Singing Competition as well as the 2023 Helmut Deutsch Song Competition. This season will see him perform under the baton of Masaaki Suzuki on a European tour of Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium with the OAE, a UK tour of the Johannespassion with Oxford Bach Soloists as well as his debut at the Händel-Festspiele Halle. He is returning to the London Handel Festival in a production of Esther under the direction of Laurence Cummings. His recording of Duruflé’s Requiem with the Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge is published by Hyperion.
On the recital stage, Florian’s recent appearances include French song concerts at Salle Cortot, Paris and Wigmore Hall as part of the Wigmore Hall French Song Exchange, as well as at song festivals in Zeist (NL) and Leeds (UK). Together with pianist Mark Rogers, he has won the Prix de mélodie at the 2023 International Voice-Piano Competition 'Lili et Nadia Boulanger' in Paris. The current season further sees his recital debut alongside pianist Helmut Deutsch at the International Music Festival Zell am See. Operatic roles include Bartolo in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Masetto & Commendatore in Don Giovanni (Orchestra VOX/Hannah von Wiehler) and Sir Thomas in Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park.
Florian is an alumnus of the Royal Academy of Music, London where during his studies he was awarded first prizes for both opera and song recitals, as well as the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme. Having enjoyed his musical upbringing in the vocal music scene around Trier Cathedral (Germany), he is now based in London.