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KU Music Department Features German Pianist, Andreas Klein

September 14, 2012

KUTZTOWN, PA - Kutztown University's Department of Music hosts its very first recital of the semester featuring German pianist Andreas Klein on Monday Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Old Main.

Klein has distinguished himself as a dynamic and compelling performer with his command of a wide range of tonal colors and imaginative interpretations.  Klein is a graduate of the Juilliard School and complemented his studies with the legendary Claudio Aarau and Nikita Magaloff. His career as an orchestra soloist and recitalist has also brought him to some of the world's most prestigious venues from London's Wigmore Hall, Berlin's Philharmonic Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He has also performed in Europe as well as Mexico and the Middle East.

Klein has also enjoyed collaborations with some of today's finest ensembles. During the Mozart Anniversary year, Andreas Klein toured with the renowned Salzburg Chamber Soloists performing the Mozart Concerto 415 for the opening concert at the festival in Mexico City and Sala Nezahuolkoyotl, and eighteen concerts in the USA including Stanford University, Krannert Center, the Mozart Hall by Boston, Denver's Newman Center, in St. Louis and Palm Beach. The ten-city US tour with the Swiss Lucerne Festival Strings included the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, Spivey Hall, Atlanta, Wortham Center in Houston, Mechanics Hall near Boston, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Recent highlights include performances at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, where he received two standing ovations. The Los Angeles recital was streamed live with marvelous responses and the first piano concert at the MIM, the new museum in Phoenix, was filled to capacity.

The recital is co-sponsored (and co-funded) by the Department of Music & Jacobs Music. Admission to this event is free.