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 small village in central Saxony, he found his instrument at an early age and discovered jazz as his passion, which was to become his life's goal. At sixteen, he went to Dresden to attend 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, in addition to a 1st prize at "Jugend Jazzt Solo", he received 1st place at the "Bechstein Piano Competition" in Berlin. 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 "Mitteldeutsche Jazzpreis", which was awarded for the first time, and he also won first place at the "International Jazzhaus Piano Competition" in Freiburg in September of this year. The ACT release "Bewegtes Feld" (Moving Field) in June 2021 is his album debut with his trio, with Henri Reichmann (drums) and Josef Ziemetz (bass).