Born in 1986 in Fribourg, Florian Favre has now completed his Masters degree in Compositition & Theory with DJANGO BATES and Dieter Amman at the High School of Arts in Bern (HKB).
After a brief experience in the classical world of piano, he began to study jazz at the Conservatory of Fribourg with Richard Pizzorno. He received his Certificate in 2007, with a special commendation from the jury. He entered the Swiss Jazz School the same year and had the opportunity to study with Andy Scherrer, Bert Joris, Frank Sikora, Patrice Moret, William Evans, Dejan Terzic, Colin Vallon, Andreas Scherrer, and Thierry Lang. In 2010 he was selected to be part of the DKSJ All Star project with Pierre Audétat. That same year he received his Bachelor of Arts and the Friedelwald grant.
As a leader, Florian Favre takes an active part in several projects, such as the Florian Favre trio, or his solo project. Lately he started two news project, “Rêves de gosses” (rap and jazz) and Fragments d’identités”. For further information see PROJECT
Due to his polyvalent playing, he is sought after in both the jazz scene and the world of pop/Hip-Hop. He has worked not only with the New York Voices, Ann Malcolm, and Sandy Patton, but also with Kutti MC, Stefan Eicher and Pamela Mendez. He’s currently playing in the following bands: Ella Ronen, Fanny Leeb, Isabelle Ritter quintet, Nicole Eggenberger trio,Magnetband, Josha Arnold quintett.
2008:”Jazzma young stage” with MAAG FAVRE MAURER
2010: won the international “Biberach Jazz Prize” with Help! in Germany
2012: won the “International Jazzhaus Piano Competition” in Freiburg in Breigsau (GE)
2013: semifinalist at the Montreux solo Piano Competition
2015: won the “mérite culturel broyard 2015”
2016: won the “Bejazz international competition” in Belgium. + prizes for best soloist, best bassist and best interpretation.
As a composer and arranger, he has been asked to write for Big Bands and a variety of other projects, like the pedagogical project “Schule Bewegt”. He recently composed the music for the dance Company Beweggrund.