Andreas Klein - Bethlehem Lutheran Church
417 1st Ave W.
Grand Marais, MN 55604
German pianist Andreas Klein has distinguished himself as a dynamic and compelling performer with command of a wide tonal-color range and imaginative interpretations. The New York Times calls Klein “A fascinating artist with all the indispensable qualities: temperament, taste, touch, tone, the four T’s of pianism” and “A pianist who makes silences sound like music.”
Klein’s career as orchestra soloist and recitalist has taken him to the world’s most prestigious venues: from London’s Wigmore Hall, to Berlin’s Philharmonic Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, to Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center.
As a chamber musician, Klein’s collaborations include some of the finest ensembles, including the Salzburg Chamber Soloists, the Festival Strings of Luzerne (Switzerland), Cuarteto Casals (Puerto Rico), and the Minetti Quartett (Austria). Of his Mozart’s Concerto KV414 with the Festival Strings of Luzerne at Kennedy Center, the Washington Post wrote, “Intelligent soloist Andreas Klein’s articulate and flowing pianism nicely matched the orchestra’s sound in this crystalline work.”
General admission $24 adult; $5 youth (18 & under) for sale at event only, April 22 at Bethlehem Lutheran, starting at 6:30 pm.
Klein is a graduate of the Juilliard School and received a Doctoral of Musical Arts from Rice University. His studies were complemented by mentorships with the legendary Claudio Arrau and Nikita Magaloff.
A frequent guest on WGBH Boston, MPR in St. Paul, WFMT Chicago, and KUHF in Houston, Klein has also been the subject of television programs including a “Musicians Portrait” in Germany and “Intermezzo with Andreas Klein,” televised by PBS. He currently divides his time between New York and Berlin.
Klein’s Grand Marais performance will be a solo concert titled “Unleashing Musical Architecture,” featuring the work of Mozart, Schumann, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera.
This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council with money from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 and an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature.
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