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Jürgen Franz

Grown up in Rödermark near Frankfurt Jürgen Franz got his first lessons in the age  of 12. He was a "young-student" in the Dr. Hoch´s Conservatory  Frankfurt and  started his  studies at the "Musikhochschule Frankfurt". Jürgen Franz changed to Stuttgart where he studied with Jean Claude Gérard. Further studies brought him to Maxence Larrieu and  James Galway  who had both a  great influence on Jürgen Franz.

Jürgen Franz became a member of the Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra and

he played the first flute in the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra. Since August 2000 he is a member of the radio orchestra NDR in Hamburg with 

such conductors as Christoph Eschenbach, Günter Wand, Christoph von Dohnany, Thomas Hengelbrock.

Jürgen Franz plays also Soloflute as a guest in the philharmonic orchetsra from 

"La Scala di Milano" with conductors like M. Rostropowitsch, 

Ricardo Muti and Charles Dutoit.

The Flutist also was a member of the Richard Wagner Festivalorchestra 

in Bayreuth with Conductors like Christian Thielemann. Lorin Maazel invited Jürgen Franz to play as soloflutist with the orchestra  „Symphonica Toscanini“ and than he played regular with this orchestra on tours all over europe.

He has been a guest in CD  and radio productions and as a soloist he  has 

toured  through  Germany, France, Japan, Estland the USA and Switzerland.

He plays concerts with Maxence Larrieu, Davide Formisano, Hening Lucius and is a frequently seen guest at  the European flute festivals.

He  has played all sorts of solo and chamber music literature 

mostly with guitar, piano, organ, strings and orchestra. 

His Solo CD´s are highly recommend by musicans like Jean Michel Damase  or

Sir James Galway: 

»This CD (European Recital) is one of the most interesting to be issued for a long time. The repertoire is very attractive. It is very well recorded and the playing is of the highest standard. A pleasure to listen to.«


As a teacher Jürgen Franz is Professor at the Musikhochschule Hamburg and at the  

Hamburger Konservatorium. He gives masterclasses in Germany, China, Spain, USA and Japan. 

Since 2013 he is a Haynes Artist and plays a 19,5 kt all Gold Flute.

Jürgen Franz · Mittelweg 40 · 20148 Hamburg