Born in 1973 in Germany Florian Schiertz
postgraduated in performance at the Rotterdam Conservatoire in the fields of tabla and North Indian classical music. He is a disciple of Sumantra Guha of the Farukhabad gharana and has recently returned from his 17th studying and performing sojourn in India. Florian accompanied sitar player Pandit Kushal Das in Europe and in India. With Kolkata based musician Kalyan Mukherjee he gave about 100 sarod concerts. His performance with western-classical percussionist Wolfram Winkel at the tabla festival in Munich has been broadcasted on BR-Klassik on 11.01.2014 with the comment: "A meeting of cultures: breathtaking and full of suspense."
"Path breaking: German Tabla Vadak holds audience spellbound" - The Hitavada, M.P., INDIA, 15.02.2009
"The BEAT SCIENTISTS - German percussionists Florian Schiertz and Wolfram Winkel script a new musical language" - The Hindu, February 26, 2015
"One can never master Indian classical music" - Times of India, March 2014
"Tabla is his soul" - Indian Express, March 2011
"Soul of music can cross boundaries" - The Hindu, INDIA, April 2010