February 17 - February 23 2024
@ Muziekcentrum Enschede
Enschede, The Netherlands

Florian Koltun

Judged in 2022, 2024

The German pianist and music manager Florian Koltun studied at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne. Since 2013 he has worked with Tomislav Baynov at the University of Music Trossingen.

He had Masterclasses also with prestigious teachers like B. L. Gelber and G. Rosenberg. His active concert work started at the age of 14 when already calling attention to himself by winning several first prizes at the German competition Jugend musiziert as well as the National Bach Competition in Köthen.

He is first prize winner of several international piano competitions, like the piano competition in Caraglio / Italy, the international piano competition for young pianists in Luxembourg, the Henri Herman Concours in Maastricht / Netherland or the international piano competition “Notes in harmony” in Bettona / Italy.

Florian Koltun is regularly a welcome guest at diverse well-known concert places in Germany, Belgium, Netherland, Italy, France, Spain or China. He performed recitals in prestigious places such as the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Berliner Philharmonie, Thürmer-Saal Bochum and Schloss Koethen.

He is artistic director of different concert series and music festivals in Germany (Heinsberg, Aachen, Windeck, Geilenkirchen, Boltenhagen and Monschau) and gave several masterclasses at different Music Universities in China and Europe since 2012. From 2015 until 2017 he was teaching piano at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne