Michael Faust has been solo flutist of the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne since 1988. Previously he held solo positions in Rome, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Munich. He studied in Hamburg and Berlin. Numerous tours as a soloist have taken him to nearly every country in Europe, to North and South America, through Africa as well as to China and Japan. He is professor at the Robert-Schumann-Musikhochschule Düsseldorf.
History of Gargonza Arts
Many years ago, Michael Faust, initiator of Gargonza Arts, met Conte Roberto Guicciardini at the Castello di Gargonza in Tuscany. The Conte spoke of his desire to enliven the castle with music and art. Over the years of a growing friendship the wish arose to pass on the inspiration Michael Faust himself had always felt in Tuscany and specifically in Gargonza, to a younger generation of artists. So he started the project Gargonza Arts in 2008.
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