German pianist Florian Uhlig (b.1974). Since the beginning of his career critics have praised Florian Uhlig's performances as "astonishing" and "exciting". Frequently, he confronts his audience with the unexpected. He improvises and boldly includes his own compositions and arrangements in his recitals. No matter what he plays, Uhlig's sense of sound and his personality are exceptional. Since 2008 Artistic Director of the Johannesburg International Mozart Festivals.