Born in France in December 1982, Florian Antier began his musical studies at the young age of five.
Alongside leading a prolific classical cellist career which lead him to perform throughout Europe as a Soloist, Chamber musician and Orchestra player Florian wasn’t the typical classical musician, having a strong interest in all kinds of musical genres, such as Jazz, Blues, Rock, Heavy Metal, Raggae, World Music, R&B, Hip Hop, Electro and the likes. While learning improvisation and world music at the Conservatoire, he started collaborating with local bands, joining jam sessions in clubs and learning everything that wasn’t taught in school on the field. Always experimenting with sound, developing new instrumental techniques, learning to imitate electric guitars, saxophones, basses, ethnic instruments and so on, as well as constantly polishing the knowledge and technique of his beloved instrument and life companion. His current projects involve a rock cello quintet named Paladin which has gained quick popularity in Malaysia having been featured at the Kakiseni Festival 2013, made several TV appearances (Astro), completed a series of concert in Bangkok and is currently booked for The Urbanscape Festival 2013, The Penang Jazz Fesitval 2013, a live TV performance for the “Shout” awards 2013, the Pangkor Island music Festival.