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Frank Woeste was born 1976 in Hannover-Germany. Trained as a classical pianist and organist. he discovered in 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, where he graduated with the "Diplome fin d'études superieures". Frank won several prizes at national and international competitions for jazz and improvised music, including the first prize at "Jazz a Mennecy" (France / 98) and the first prize at " Concours Charles Trenet" in St. Maur (France / 99 ). In 2003 he won the 2nd prize at the Montreux International Solo Piano Competition . In 2004 he participates in the IAJE-conference in New York and won the 3rd prize at the International Jazz Soloists Competition in Monaco. Also the Frank Woeste TRIO won the 2nd prize at the Jazz Hoeillaart Intern. Competition in Belgium and at the European Jazz Competition in Getxo, Spain and is nominated as one of the Piano Trio Revelation 2005 at Juan les Pins Festival.
At present he is working as a freelancing 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, etc..
He has been recording for several other labels than Challenge including, Sony-Music, Mons Records, ARTPURecords, Baltic Records, Amalgammes, Montreux Festival Records. and others.

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