For the sixth concert in Redwood Arts’ Ruby Anniversary Season, we present pianist Andreas Klein, widely admired as a pianist of rare sensitivity and musicality. The Washington Post has praised his “articulate and flowing pianism” while the New York Times has praised him as “…a fascinating artist with all the indispensable qualities: touch, tone, temperament, taste – the 4 Ts of pianism.”
He has performed in many of the leading houses of Europe, from Wigmore Hall in London to the Berlin Philharmonie, as well as Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and is at home with the grandeur of playing with the Berlin Philharmonic or the vast reaches of the Ravinia. He has extensively toured North America, with ensembles including the Salzburg Chamber Soloists (a 20-city tour) and the Festival Strings of Lucerne (10 cities) and in South America, where he performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, and Brazil. Some exotic places on his concert tours included Damascus and Yerevan.
Following his start in his native Germany, performing recitals and as soloist with orchestra, he attended the Juilliard School in New York. In recent years Klein has added more forays into chamber music alongside his concerto and recital repertoire, including major projects with the Minetti Quartett and the Casals Quartet (Schumann’s Piano Quintet – US tour and Casals Festival, Puerto Rico). These collaborations have taken him to Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Spivey Hall near Atlanta and the Wortham Center in Houston. A frequent broadcaster, Klein has often appeared on WGBH Boston, WFMT Chicago, APR in ST Paul and KUHF in Houston.
Mr. Klein was the subject of a “Musician Portrait” in Germany and his “Intermezzo with Andreas Klein” was televised by PBS. His recordings, “Piano Sonatas” and his album of music by Beethoven and Berg, have won admiring reviews. His new cadenzas for Mozart piano concertos have also won widespread praise. “Whatever the composer, whatever the project,” he says, “for me it is about being inside the music.”
Bach: Partita II in C minor
Beethoven: Sonata in A flat
Prokofieff: Sonata No. 2, opus 14
Tickets are $30.
**This event is not sponsored by OCA and therefore not eligible for member benefits.