Florian Berner

Florian Berner Cello

Florian Berner, born in Vienna, has been a guest in the most renowned music centers in the world for over two decades: concert tours have taken him to Carnegie Hall NY, Cité des Arts in Paris, Konzerthaus and Musikverein Vienna, to the Berlin Philharmonic, Suntory Hall in Tokyo and to the Schubertiade, Colmar and Lockenhaus festivals.
Florian Berner was awarded the "Special Prize of the Vienna Philharmonic" and the "European Chamber Music Prize".
Numerous CDs have been released by Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Gramola, Extraplatte, VMS, cpo and CamJazz. Perfect Noise has released Berner's recording of the 6 solo suites of Johann Sebastian Bach in 2023, which is enthusiastically discussed:...breathtakingly beautiful cello suites...a Bach to kneel down on...a really great achievement. He received an International Music Award nomination and a Supersonic Award for it.
The enthusiastic chamber musician founded the Hugo Wolf Quartet in 1993, the Alban Berg Ensemble Vienna in 2016 (string quartet, flute, clarinet, piano) and has been the cellist of the TrioVanBeethoven since 2024.
He spent his studies at the mdw in Vienna and with Mario Brunello in Italy.
Today he gives master classes at various American universities and for IberoAcademy in Colombia. He was a lecturer for the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra in Venezuela and for ((superar)) in Vienna as well as for the Norwegian Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Since 2021 he has been professor for cello and chamber music at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna.
Florian Berner plays a cello by Nicolo Gagliano, Naples 1819.