Florian Magnus Maier (Morean) was born in Munich, Germany, in 1973. After some basic training in classical and electric guitar and music theory, he moved to the Netherlands in 1994 to study flamenco guitar with Paco Peña and classical composition with Klaas de Vries at the conservatory of Rotterdam. He graduated cum laude in composition in 2001.
Musically, metal has ever been his home. In most of his classical work there is some metal element present in subtle or obvious proportion.
Morean is also the main songwriter of the band Noneuclid and singer of the Black Metal band Dark Fortress.