International pianist to bring signature Mozart, Beethoven to Miller Theater stage
Pianist Andreas Klein, a distinguished international performer, will play works from Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy, and Liszt in Alfred University’s (AU) Miller Theater on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. The concert is free and is sponsored by the Division of Performing Arts.
German-born Klein is a graduate of the Juilliard School, New York City. He 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 T’s of pianism” and “A pianist who makes silences sound like music.” His signature repertoire includes all Mozart and Beethoven concerti.
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 and Alice Tully halls, to Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center. In addition, he has gained critical acclaim for his performances in major cities such as Berlin, Rome, Milan, Bern, Leipzig, Dresden, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Damascus, and Mexico City.
Most recently, Klein joined Cuarteto Casals performing Schumann’s Piano Quintet in major U.S. 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, and at the Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL, he received two standing ovations.
Klein has been a frequent guest on WGBH Boston, APR in St. Paul, WFMT Chicago, and KUHF in Houston. He was the subject of a “Musicians Portrait” which was filmed in Berlin at the Neuhardenberg Castle, and “Intermezzo with Andreas Klein” was televised by PBS. His CD recordings are available on all internet stores and through his website www.AndreasKlein.com.
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