Andreas Klein

Andreas KleinGerman-born pianist Andreas Klein has distinguished himself as a dynamic and compelling performer with his command of a wide range of tonal colors and imaginative interpretations. The New York Times declared him "A fascinating artist with all the indispensable qualities: temperament, taste, touch, tone, the four Ts of pianism" and "A pianist who makes silences sound like music".

Andreas Klein's career as orchestra soloist and recitalist has taken him to the world's most prestigious venues from London's Wigmore Hall, Berlin's Philharmonic Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, to Washington DC's Kennedy Center. In Europe as well as in the USA, Mexico, and the Middle East, he has gained critical acclaim for his performances in major cities such as Berlin, Rome, Milan, Bern, Leipzig, Dresden, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Cleveland, Damascus, and Mexico City.

His signature repertoire includes all Mozart and Beethoven concerti. The Tagesspiegel in Berlin raved about his Mozart Piano Concerto KV 459 with the legendary Berlin Philharmonic: "humorous flamboyancy and impeccable technique, grace, melodious sound and plenty of brilliance." Andreas Klein was invited to perform with other important orchestras in Germany including the Berlin Symphony and the Stuttgart Radio Symphony.

Andreas Klein has enjoyed collaborations with some of today's finest ensembles. During the Mozart Anniversary year, he performed Mozart's Concerto KV 415 with the Salzburg Chamber Soloists throughout the USA. They also opened the Mozart Festival in Mexico City and performed at the Sala Nezahuolkoyot. Highlights of the 20 city tour included appearances at Stanford University, Tuckerman Hall near Boston, Newman Center in Denver, Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis, and the Museum of Four Arts in Palm Beach. The Washington Post wrote "intelligent soloist Andreas Klein's articulate and flowing pianism nicely matched the orchestra's sound in this crystalline work" in response to his performance at the Kennedy Center with the Swiss Lucerne Festival Strings.

Most recently, Andreas Klein joined Cuarteto Casals performing Schumann's Piano Quintet in major US cities as well as at the Casals Festival in Costa Rica. At Mexico's International Piano Festival and at the Festival Paiz in Guatemala, his recitals received high acclaim. At the Ravinia Festival, he received two standing ovations.

His CD releases have received praise by critics, conductors, and presenters alike. Of his Beethoven and Berg album, The New York Times wrote, "Mr. Klein is an excellent pianist. In Berg's Sonata the voluptuous haze was blown away: one followed the progress of every theme and motive as they steadily transformed themselves into a single architectural design."

Andreas Klein is a graduate of the Juilliard School and complemented his studies with the legendary Claudio Arrau and Nikita Magaloff.