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Florian Ross 羅斯(GERMANY 德國 2004)
Florian Ross
Florian Ross pictured right
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Ross has played and worked with Vince Mendoza, Bob Brookmeyer, the Bamberg Symphony Big Band, the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Eric Vloeimans and John Hollenbeck among others. Ross also taught at the Academy of Music in Hanover, Weimar and Mainz, and at the University of Music in Leipzig and Dresden. He is currently teaching Piano and Composition at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz, Köln.

Among many international awards, Ross received first prize in the Danish Radio Big Band International Thad Jones Competition in 2000. He has composed and arranged for ensembles including the Metropole Orchestra, Vancouver Jazz Orchestra, Joe Lovano, Brussels Jazz Orchestra, as well as for the broadcasting companies NDR, WDR, SWR (Germany) and BBC London.

In 2004 he released 'Home & Some Other Places' . . . "an unadulterated declaration of love to Jazz, a music that was never really created, never at home in one place and which will never be perfected, and as such will never lose it's cogency. Music in which Florian Ross finds security and by which he can feel challenged."

In 2006 Florian Ross received the prestigious WDR Jazz prize for composition. He is also an accomplished photographer.

近年來,羅斯跟世界各地不同爵士樂隊及好手合作無間,舞台下又曾在國內幾間音樂學府內任教。訪港演出後,他於2006年奪得地位非凡的WDR爵士作曲獎,現正於德國國立科隆音樂院教授作品及鋼琴演奏。羅斯亦同時是一位出色的攝影師。

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