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Pierce Black grew up in Wellington, New Zealand. Since graduating from the Hochschule of Music Cologne Germany in 2012, he has been working as a freelance musician internationally, playing a wide variety of music from touring with classical orchestras such as L’arte del Mondo to playing Bluegrass, Swing and Jazz.

As a songwriter and composer, Pierce was nominated for the Peer Raben Music Award 2015 for Short Film Music. He currently works as a freelance musician, composing music and working with multiple groups as well as teaching the double bass. He is an emerging music manager, organising international events and education programmes.

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Classical: Coelner barockorchesterL’arte del Mondo – Collegium Musicum Köln
Folk & World Music: Bashed PotatoesRastani 11–  CBB Band –  The Stompin’ Gents


Song Writer: Stereo Naked
Film Music: Kinder – The Rescue

Festival Founder

Green Parrot Festival


Workshops: Jamstival – Cologne Bluegrass Bash
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