Florian Schneider

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Flute Player
Date of Birth April 7, 1947
Place of Birth Germany
Age 73 years old
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Florian Schneider

Florian Schneider-Esleben was a German musician. He is best known as one of the founding members of the electronic band Kraftwerk, performing his role with the band until his departure in 2008.

Birth name: Florian Schneider-Esleben
Born: April 7, 1947, French occupation zone in Germany, (now Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Died: April 21, 2020, Düsseldorf, Germany
Genres: Electronic, synth-pop, electro-pop, art pop, krautrock, avant-garde
Occupation(s): Musician, singer
Instruments: Synthesizer, vocals, guitar, flute, saxophone, drums, percussion, violin
Years active: 1968–2008, 2014–2015
Associated acts: Kraftwerk, Organisation, Pissoff
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About Florian Schneider

Multi-instrumentalist who helped found the electronic music group Kraftwerk.

Before Fame

He studied at the Academy of Arts in Remscheid before founding Kraftwerk with Ralf Hütter in 1970.


The track "V-2 Schneider" on David Bowie's album Heroes is titled after him.

Family Life

He has a daughter named Lisa and he is the son of architect Paul Schneider-Esleben.


David Bowie was greatly influenced by his music and sound.

Information related to Florian Schneider

  • Kraftwerk members
  • Robert Schumann Hochschule alumni
  • German flautists
  • German electronic musicians
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Latest information about Florian Schneider updated on October 19, 2020.

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