Frank Forst was born in 1969 in Aalen and
began his first bassoon lessons there at the age of eleven.
One year later he began to have private
lessons with Gerhard Hase in Stuttgart until 1989; during this time he won the first prize
in the competition `Jugend musiziert´ in 1987.
In 1989 to 1992 he studied at the Academy of
Music in Hannover with Prof. Klaus Thunemann.
In 1991 Frank Forst won a prize in the
international music competition `Prager Frühling´.
In the national selections of `Concerts for
Young Artists´ he received a sponsorship with a recording contract from the ´German
From 1990 to 1992 he was a member of the
German Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 1992 he was the lead bassoonist in the
Berlin Symphony Orchestra and from 1997 he played regularly as a soloist with the Camerata
In 1996 he taught part-time at the Academy
of Music `Hanns Eisler in Berlin as the assistant of Prof. Klaus Thunemann and in 2002 he
had his own class at The LISZT SCHOOL of Music Weimar; in 2003 he was awarded the title of
Frank Forst has appeared as a soloist with
many orchestras including the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg, the Bremen
Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Rheinland-Pfalz, the North West German
Philharmonic and the New Berlin Chamber Orchestra.
He is a member of the Solisten-Ensembles