In 1998 he started a 2 year program in Germany and had lessons with Torsten de Winkel, Mini Schulz, Marcus Bodenseh and Stefan Barcsay a.o. After this course of study he went on going for the 4 year bachelor-program at the “Conservatory of Amsterdam“ where he had lessons from Maarten van der Grinten, Jesse van Ruller, Martijn van Iterson a.m.o. and followed masterclasses with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nelson Faria, Pat Martino, Mike Stern, just to name a few. In 2005 he graduated the Conservatory of Amsterdam.

Since he moved to Amsterdam in 2000, Florian has been part of the jazz- and music-scene. He played on festivals or gigs in the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Thailand. Now he is mainsubject teacher at the DJAM, a music-school for jazz and improvised music in Amsterdam and is giving regular guitar lessons at his home and at the music-school “Meer-Music “ in Hoofddorp. He played with: Natalio Sued, Joe Ambrosia, Ben van Gelder, Phillip Harper, Rick Margitza, a.m.o.