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"Andreas Klein is a fascinating artist with all the indispensable qualities: touch, tone, temperament, taste - the four T's of pianism."
- New York Times

"Articulate interpretation"
- Denver Post

"Klein brought both drama and exquisite nuances to his performance."
- Daytona Beach News Journal

"Seasoned Mozartean Andreas Klein, a refined and elegant pianist"
- Palm Beach Daily News

"The Salzburg Chamber Soloists gave the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in C major, No.13, K.415, a bright and likable reading. They were joined by the fine German-born pianist Andreas Klein, who offered thoughtful and idiomatic playing, technical chops and a good sense of collaboration with the orchestra."
- St. Louis Post Dispatch

"Pianist Who Makes Silences Sound Like Music (headline)
Mr. Klein is an excellent pianist."
- New York Times

"Elaborate display of technical prowess. Klein resembled a sketch artist bringing a scene to life with quick virtuoso strokes and shading... Klein conveyed an impression of narrative momentum underlying a musical structure, regardless of how explicitly programmatic."
- Washington Post

"Klein is an interpreter above all modern, who gives detailed attention to the interpretation of the work and executes a clear picture of the structure of the piece. He accomplishes with immaculate technique a rare beauty of sound."
- Stampa Sera, Italy

"Surpassing Musicality (headline)
...played without unnaturalness, often somewhat fragile in tone, delicate, but with strong endings."
- Berner Zeitung, Switzerland

"Klein interpreted in a most passionate, concentrated fashion, but without exaggeration, preserving the basic character of this concerto. The bold contrasts in general and within the second and third movements were juxtaposed with suspense and balance."
- Der Bund, Switzerland

"Andreas Klein, a pianist of the highest caliber, performed both Beethoven Sonatas in E major, opus 109, and in A major, opus 101, with dramatic expression, bravura, and a flawless technique: yet the slow and lyrical phrases were shaped with subtle sensitivity."
- Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten

"A Listening Indulgence (headline)
The interpretation of Schubert's Impromptu in B flat major belongs to one of the most beautiful pieces presented in this concert. Klein played ingeniously, each single note differentiated, vivid and in every regard intended."
- Berliner Morgenpost

"Klein, who is a master of the technical demands, Pictures at an Exhibition was a storehouse. Even though he possesses with the ease the virtuosity, he did not let himself be carried away by the spectacular thunder - but he built up the 'Big Gate of Kiev' to a matchless monumental experience, especially by the shading of the orthodox song."
- Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten

"Concert of an Extra Class (headline)
The virtuoso Klein, a pianist counted among the extraordinary class was able to set a new milestone into the history of the Mosel Festival."
- Rhein Zeitung

Critics about his Mozart interpretation

"Mozartian clarity and grace. The virtuosity of these performers was on greater display in Mozart's Concerto No. 12 in A, K. 414. The intelligent soloist Andreas Klein's articulate yet flowing pianism nicely matched the orchestra's sound in this crystalline work."
(with Lucerne Festival Strings)
- Washington Post

"The highlight was Mozart's piano concerto KV 414 with Andreas Klein as soloist. Klein performed with fluid but almost understated grace. Together they produced an elegant unforced interpretation."
(with Lucerne Festival Strings)
- Houston Chronicle

"an inspired performance... luminous moments... Klein was the consummate musician especially in the exquisite slow movement. Indeed one was left in awe of Mozart's perfect balance between piano and orchestra."
(with Lucerne Festival Strings)
- Telegram and Gazette

"Andreas Klein played this work with grace, melodious sound and plenty of brilliance, revealing an immaculate technique."
(with the Berlin Philharmonic)
- Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin

"Impeccable technique, a distinct understanding for Mozart's pianistic style using muted dynamics and resonant touch."
(with the Berlin Philharmonic)
- Der Abend, Berlin

"Virtuous, but not roaming, shining and playful, with a singing tone an elegant declamation, the musical melodies of this beautiful concerto evolved. The first and third movements were brilliant; the Largo movement was wistful, with a hint of melancholic tones."
(Mozart Piano Concerto KV 595 with C.P.E. Bach Orchestra)
- Mitteldeutsche Zeitung

"An evening of magic, featuring a musically towering soloist. The crown jewel was Mozart's piano concerto No. 27 with pianist Andreas Klein as soloist. In the hands of a lesser pianist, this piece can sound mundane. In Klein's hands it sounded inward looking, pensive, spiritual, coolly enigmatic."
- Eugene Register Guard

"Klein's virtuosic work... a remarkable pianist... Klein plays with considerable, yet understated elegance and impeccable technique, and his Mozart was breathtakingly lyric. There was a poetic quality to his interpretations of the cadenzas that made an already lovely piece even finer."
- Adrian DailyTelegram

"Klein is a superb pianist. His technique was brilliant, powerful but graceful... his interpretation of the concerto kept us in a state of excitement."
- Eugene Register Guard