Florian Bergmann

Altsaxophon, Bassklarinette, Komposition


Florian Bergmann (born 1984 in Berlin) is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and performer. He is artistically at home in a broad spectrum of contemporary music, ranging from new music and contemporary music theatre to experimental jazz and improvised music. He studied at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music and the Berlin University of the Arts from 2004 to 2009.

His catalogue of works includes pieces for instrumental ensembles, chamber orchestras, solo instruments, music and dance theatre, for children and young people, for interdisciplinary formats and for various jazz formations. In 2022 he received an individual scholarship from the Music Fund for the conception of the music theatre piece “Knots” and for the composition of the interactive music theatre video “Music Adventure Game” and in 2021 a working scholarship from the Berlin Senate for Culture for his solo cycle “Alone Together” as well as a composition scholarship from the German Orchestra Foundation for his electro-acoustic research series “Sonic Essence”.
Bergmann acted as arranger for the production “Stadt der Arbeit” of the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen in 2021 and as co-composer and instrumentalist for the production “Dunkel ist die Nacht, Rigoletto!” of the Bielefelder Philharmoniker in 2020. As composer, co-director and performer he realised the music theatre performances “Bubbles” (2022) and “Klangquadrat” (2017) at the Theater o.N. in Berlin. In 2012, his interdisciplinary performance “Perspectives” was shown at Ballhaus Ost (Berlin). He also composed the music for the contemporary dance piece “The Wood Project”.

Florian Bergmann plays as a (bass) clarinettist and saxophonist in various formations, including. at the Acht Brücken Festival Cologne, Festival D’Automne à Paris, Grec Festival Barcelona, Munich Biennale, Musiktheatertage Vienna, Tremplin Jazz d’Avignon, In-ternational Jazz Festival Leipzig, World Forum on Music Los Angeles, Unerhörte Musik Berlin, Kontraklang Berlin, Philharmonie and Konzerthaus Berlin, Stuttgart Saxophone Festival, Favoriten Festival Dortmund, Multiphonic Festival Cologne, Ruhr Jazz Festival, TFF Rudolstadt, Glatt&Verkehrt Krems, Performance Arts Festival Oldenburg, De Nachten Antwerpen, FRATZ International, Dresdener Jazztage and also throughout Europe, the USA, Brazil, Taiwan and Singapore.

In 2011 he was the winner of the Hanns Eisler Prize for Contemporary Interpretation.

Florian Bergmann has worked as a theatre musician and performer at various major houses, including the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Berliner Ensemble, the Deutsches Theater Berlin, the Nationaltheater Weimar, the Radialsystem, the Theater o.N., the Teatro della Tosse Genoa, the Radialsystem and the Neuköllner Oper Berlin, in plays by Robert Wilson, George Tabori, Thomas Langhoff, Matthias Rebstock, Enrico Stolzen-burg, Ania Michaelis, Neo Hülcker and Bastian Zimmermann, among others.

Digital in Berlin (on the occasion of our concert Transmitter 2015, in english)
Flexibilität (about the art of improvisation, in german and english )

Florian Bergmann on Wikipedia