Frank Riedel biography

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Frank Riedel SaxophonFrank Riedel ́s qualification as a Music Teacher at the Cologne Musikhochschule with Daniel Gauthier preceded the completion of a Masters in the Interpretation of New Music with clarinetist David Smeyers and violist Barbara Maurer. Among many awards and sponsorships he has won first prizes in the German National ” Youth Music” Competition and in the Southwest German Chamber Music Competition and been a Scholar with the “Initiative Future ” in Rheinland-Pfalz.

He is a founding member of the Forseti Saxophone Quartet who have been sponsored by the “Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now ” Foundation and were finalists in the 1984 European Chamber Music Competition in Karlsruhe, Germany. The Forseti Quartet has performed in Luxembourg, Holland and Belgium as well as touring throughout Germany. Frank has performed as a guest with many orchestras such as the South-Westphalen Philharmonia and recorded among others with the Weimar Staatskappelle. As a guest with Ensemble musikFabrik he performed as a soloist in “Lichterwasser”, part of the Opera “Sonntag aus Licht” by Karlheinz Stockhausen in its` world premiere performance in Cologne, 2011. Frank Riedel has attended masterclasses with Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, Jean-Marie Londeix and Anthony Spiri, and the Habanera Academy in Poitiers, France. He is a founding member of Ensemble Garage and teaches at the School of Art and Music in Brühl.

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