Heinz Walter Florin

Composer     Conductor     Piano Solo

Heinz Walter Florin


Heinz Walter Florin, a pianist, conductor and composer, who was born in Bonn, studied piano at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf.  In graduate courses and master classes he was trained by major piano teachers, such as V.Margulis (Freiburg) and V.Merzhanov (Moscow), for piano virtuoso. 

His first solo CD of Liszt's operatic paraphrases appeared in 1995. Choral songs of Franz Schubert, together with the WDR Radio Choir conducted by Helmuth Froschauer at the Capriccio label followed in 1996.

As a pianist, he has been a soloist in piano recitals and orchestral concertsinstrumental partner in piano, chamber music, song recitals with internationally renowned artists and orchestras.


As a conductor of international orchestras, he is also in demand. He repeatedly conducted the NDR Radio Philharmonic Hannover, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, the Bonn Beethoven Orchestra and many other well-known orchestras. From 2007 to 2014 he has been chief conductor of the Elbland Music Festival in cooperation with the Berlin television of Germany.


In the field of composition and orchestral arrangement Heinz Walter Florin is also very active. So his orchestral work "The little Matchgirl" based on the fairy tale of H. C. Andersen is published from well-known Sikorski Music Publishers in Hamburg since 2012 .

In 2003, the Cologne premiere of his "Cologne Symphony"  took place at the Cologne Philharmonie, which was also co-produced by the WDR broadcasting station.

The first performance of his oratoric opera „13 Oder till Maria“ after an idea and libretto by Sananda Solaris was in the king‘s cathedral of Denmark (Roskilde) in 2014.


“Music is language, character acting, and the impression of the inner awareness condition

as well as that of the outside world. While interpreting a song, I am constantly looking

for the world behind the music: I am looking for a coherent demonstration of the

transparency of all details. Wether in serious or entertaining pieces, the message lies

within. The deep sentiments of a Mahler Symphony is as much part of our lives as the

vivid performance of Johann Strauß or the musical expression of a rock band. Only music

which doesn’t have anything to say is dead.  

One can find my musical ideals in a time in which is was natural to be composer, pianist

and conductor all at once.  

Musicians such as Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Leonard Bernstein arouse my


You can feel how all different aspects fertilize each other, so you have the feeling of

coming a bit closer to the secret of this creation.

My aim is to draw people’s attention to the diversity of the music. I would like to inspire

their thoughts for the sound of an orchestra, one single instrument or the human voice

and to pass on to them the experiences and perceptions which the music has to offer.”


Heinz Walter Florin