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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
Newspaper Clippings

"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


Forthcoming concerts:
Concerts with Debaprasad Chakraborty, sitar:
11th of November 2016, 19:30 h, Saal im Stadthaus, Gerhardt-Koch-Str. 1, Ostfildern-Scharnhauser Park, infos: www.raagasoulspa.info/herbst-2016
12th of November 2016, 20 h, Engen, reservation: 07733-977697

Concert with Bernd Konrad (Saxophon), Patrick Manzecchi (Drums) and Debaprasad Chakraborty (Sitar)
13th of November 2016, 20 h, Wolkensteinsaal, Kulturzentrum am Münster, Konstanz

Concert with Indrajit Roy Chowdhury, sitar
19th of November 2016, 20 h, MERU in CH-Seelisberg

Concerts with Subrata De, sitar:
20th of November 2016, 18:00 h, Theater am Olgaeck, Charlottenstr. 44, Stuttgart, infos: http://www.raagasoulspa.info/herbst-2016

Tabla-Workshop organized by Jazz + Rochschule Konstanz e.V.
26th November 2016, 10 & 15 h, Humboldt-Gymnasium Konstanz, infos: http://allevents.in/konstanz/tabla-workshop-mit-florian-schiertz/362526077414641


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