Florian Arbenz

Swiss drummer & bandleader

Best known for his work with Swiss trio VEIN, drummer Florian Arbenz has toured, recorded and performed with artists including Kirk Lightsey, Greg Osby, Glenn Ferris, Wolfgang Puschnig, Bennie Maupin, Dave Liebman, Rick Margitza, Andy Sheppard, Matthieu Michel, Bruno Rousselet, Michel Benita, Olah Kalman, Tibor Elekes, Oguz Buyukberber and others.

“technical brilliance and controlled passion” – All About Jazz

In classical music Florian has worked as a percussionist in numerous concerts and festivals including Luzerner Festspiele & Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. He has performed with musicians such as Heinz Holliger, Kent Nagano and Paul Sacher and has also staged in solo concerts in Europe and South America.

“… it is the compositions written by Florian Arbenz that are particularly striking, sounding like a cavalcade, on a higher level, especially when Florian performs his solos” – Kind of Jazz, UK

In 2000 Florian Arbenz received the European Award of Culture supporting his engagement in jazz and classical music.

“Arguably one of the best drummers in Europe” David L. Hone, LRPS