Born in the 2000, pianist Vincent Meissner is considered one of the most promising emerging talents
in the German jazz scene. Growing up in a village in Central Saxony, he discovered his instrument early and found jazz to be his passion, which
would become his life goal.
At the age of sixteen, he moved to Dresden to attend the State Gymnasium for Music, where he continued to fuel the fire of his passion with constant
discoveries. His influences evolved from Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, and Bud Powell to Paul Bley, Monk, Craig Taborn, Vijay Iyer, and German jazz pianists like Pablo Held, Achim Kaufmann,
Joachim Kühn, and Michael Wollny.
For Vincent Meissner, the journey was the destination. He remains a seeker and explorer, delving into contemporary
piano music as well. Since 2019, he has been studying in Leipzig at the University of Music and Theatre with Michael Wollny, where he currently resides and works.
In his young career, he has already received numerous accolades. In 2018, he won first place at "Jugend Jazzt Solo" and the first prize at the "Bechstein Piano
Competition" in Berlin. With his trio, he was awarded the "Concert Prize of Jazzopen Stuttgart" and the "Promotion Prize of the German Jazz
In early 2020, his trio also received the first-ever "Central German Jazz Prize," and in September of that year, he secured first place at the "International
Jazzhaus Piano Competition" in Freiburg.
"A new hope in German jazz" was German broadcaster MDR Kulturs verdict on Vincent Meissner's debut album "Bewegtes
Feld" (2021). Deutschlandfunk went further, predicting that his band “will take off like a rocket." Downbeat (US) wrote of an "excitement” running through the album.
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