“Here and elsewhere, he gets to the heart of this music. The lush piano sound is a joy.” Gramophone
May 13, 2017
Florian distinguishes himself by his passion for rare works from the romantic and post-romantic repertoire, and for his concert programs which often include composers such as Lyapunov, Alkan, Medtner and Dohnanyi. He has also authored transcriptions based on orchestral works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Rimsky-Korsakov, and which have been attracting the attention of musicians such as Boris Berezovsky and Cyprien Katsaris.
As soloist he has performed with orchestras including the WDR Rundfunkorchester, the Philharmonie Südwestfalen, the Budapest Strings, the Charlemagne Chamber Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of Aquitaine and the Philharmonisches Orchester Zwickau.
Florian has recently started recording the complete works for solo piano by Sergei Lyapunov for the German label Ars Produktion. For his recording of his own transcriptions and paraphrases for the same label he received an ECHO Klassik as well as a nomination for an International Classical Music Award.
Florian Noack was born in 1990 in Brussels. He began playing the piano at the age of 4, and aged 12, entered the Queen Elisabeth Musical Chapel in the program for Exceptional Young Talent, where he studied under Yuka Izutsu. He pursued his studies at the Musikhochschule in Cologne with the Russian pianist and composer, Vassily Lobanov, and at the Musikhochschule Basel with Claudio Martinez-Mehner.