Biography Vincent Meissner
Born in 2000, pianist Vincent Meissner is considered one of the most promising up-and-coming talents on the German jazz scene. Growing up in a village in central Saxony, he found his way to his instrument at an early age and discovered jazz as his passion, which was to become his life's goal. At the age of sixteen he went to Dresden to the Landesgymnasium für Musik. A fire was stoked with ever new discoveries: Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck and Bud Powell were followed by Paul Bley, Monk, Craig Taborn, Vijay Iyer and the Germans Pablo Held, Achim Kaufmann, Joachim Kühn and Michael Wollny. The path was the goal. Seeker and discoverer Vincent Meissner has remained to this day, also immersing himself in contemporary piano music. Since 2019, he has now been studying in Leipzig (Hochschule für Musik und Theater) with Michael Wollny, where he currently also lives and works.
In his still young career he has already received numerous awards: in 2018 he received 1st place at the "Bechstein Piano Competition" in Berlin in addition to a 1st prize at "Jugend Jazzt Solo". With his trio he was awarded the "Concert Prize of Jazzopen Stuttgart" and the "Promotional Prize of the German Jazz Union". At the beginning of 2020, his trio also received the "Central German Jazz Prize", which was awarded for the first time, and he also earned 1st place at the "International Jazzhaus Piano Competition" in Freiburg in September of this year. The ACT release "Bewegtes Feld" in June 2021 is his album debut with his ancestral trio, with Henri Reichmann (drums) and Josef Ziemetz (bass).