Frank Riedel biography

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Frank Riedel SaxophonFrank Riedel received a Diploma in Music Pedagogy, studying under Prof. Daniel Gauthier, and a Masters Degree in Contemporary Music, studying under Prof. David Smeyers at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne, Germany. In order to further his musical education, he attended the Habanera Academy in Poitier, France in 2006, as well as participating in many masterclasses, most notably with Otis Murphy, Vincent David, Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, Nicolas Prost, Jean-Marie Londeix and Anthony Spiri. He participated at the Darmstadt Summer Course with the Ensemble Garage.

Frank was a multiple prize winner in the ‘Jugend Musiziert’ competition as both a soloist and chamber musician, including receiving a special prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary work. As well as being a winner of the South-West German Chamber Music Competition, he won the Culture Prize for the District of Mainz-Bingen. He has received prizes from the Worms Rotary Club, and was awarded a scholarship from the ‘Rhineland-Pfalz Future Initiative’ programme. As a member of the Forseti Saxophone Quartet, he got scholarships from the “Werner-Richard – Dr. Carl Dörken-Stiftung” and the “Yehudi Menuhin – Live Musiv Now e.V.”. The Forseti Quartet was awarded at the European Chamber Music Competition Karlsruhe.

As an orchestral musician, Frank has performed with the Südwestfalen Philharmonic Orchestra and appears on a recording of the Staatskapelle Weimar. He performed in productions of the Cologne based group ‘musikFabrik’, like in the world premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen’s ‘Sonntag’ aus ‘Licht’ in the Cologne Opera House.

Frank teaches saxophone and clarinet at the music schools in Heilbronn and Eppingen. He was invated as jury member of „Jugend musiziert“ and guest teacher to work with wind orchestras like the „Junge Bläserphilharmonie NRW“.

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