Florian Hoelscher studied with Robert Levin, Michel Béroff and Pierre-Laurent Aimard in Freiburg, Paris and Cologne, and he can count too on important tuition from Peter Eötvös. After success at several competitions, his career developed as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe and the USA.
He is a founding member of the Stuttgart ensemble ‘ascolta’, with whom he appeared at all the major festivals for New Music. Invitations ensued by Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Aventure and ‘Musik-fabrik’. As a soloist he has worked with conductors such as Peter Eötvös, Christopher Hogwood, Joseph Swensen, Lothar Zagrosek and Stefan Asbury; his chamber music partners include Jean-Guihen Queyras, Chen Halevi, Christian Hommel and many others.
He has given solo recitals at festivals like Présences (Radio France, Paris), Eclat (Stuttgart), Klangspuren (Schwaz, Austria), Agora (IRCAM, Paris), the Bartók Festival (Szombathély, Ungarn), in the large broadcasting concert hall of the WDR Cologne, at the Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris) and the Tonhalle Zürich. He has also made guest appearances at the Salzburg Festival, the ‘Heidelberger Frühling’ (Heidelberg Spring Festival) and at the Darmstadt Summer Courses. His CD recordings include the piano works of Robert Schumann, the first complete recording of the piano sonatas of E.T.A. Hoffmann, and Lieder by Dieter Schnebel as well as the Miniature estrose by Marco Stroppa (stradivarius). Florian Hoelscher teaches piano and chamber music at the Lucerne University of Music and the Music Academy Trossingen.