Frank WoesteFrank Woeste was born 1976 in Hannover/Germany. Trained as a classical pianist and organist, he discovered at the age of 16 his love for jazz during a year in the USA as an exchange student.
Back in Germany he received additional training in jazz improvisation at the Conservatory in Bremen and continued his studies from 1997 until 2001 at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris/France where he graduated "Diplome fin dŽétudes superieures".
Frank won several prizes at national and international competitions for jazz and improvised music, including the first prize at "Jazz a Mennecy" (France 1998) and the first prize at "Concours Charles Trenet" in St. Maur (France 1999 ). In 2003 he won the 2nd prize at the Montreux International Solo Piano Competition. In 2004 he participated in the IAJE Conference in New York and won the 3rd prize at the International Jazz Soloists Competition in Monaco.
Also, the Frank Wöste Trio won the 2nd Prize at the Jazz Hoeillaart International Competition in Belgium, and at the European Jazz Competition in Getxo/Spain and has been nominated as one of the Piano Trio Revelation 2005 of Jazz à Juan les Pins Festival. In november 2005, Frank was elected for the JAZZIN prize of Niedersachen/Germany.
Frank works as a freelance musician in Paris. He has toured Europe, Asia (JVC jazzfestival Seoul, Tong Yeong Festival) and the USA with a number of jazz artists including performances with the National Jazz Orchestra Germany , Mederic Collignon ,Youn Sun Nah, Peter Weniger, Markus Stockhausen, Steffen Schorn, Olivier Ker Ourio, Nelson Veras Manu Codija, Christohe Wallemme, and many more.
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recorded march 2003 at Old South Church in Boston, MA/USA
march 2003 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Belmont, MA/USA
march 2003 at St. Peter's Church in New York City/USA
november 2003 at Emmaus Kirche in Berlin/Germany
Frank Woeste, church organ
Uwe Steinmetz, soprano sax
Eric Schaefer, drums
recorded january 2014 in Antony/France
Franck Woeste, piano, organ, synthesizer
Ben Monder, guitar
Justin Brown, drums
Ibrahim Maalouf, trumpet
Youn Sun Nah, vocals
Sarah Nemtanu, violin
Gregoire Korniluk, cello
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