High art of pianistic mastery
Der Bund, Switzerland
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Pianist who makes silences sound like music
New Yok Times
The Times London
Seasoned Mozartean Andreas Klein, a refined and elegant pianist
Palm Beach Daily News
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.
Klein is an Interpret 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, Rome, Italy
SURPASSING MUSICALITY – … played without unnaturalness, often somewhat fragile in tone, delicate, but with strong endings.
Berner Zeitung, 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 Nachrichte, Germany
A LISTENING INDULGENCE – 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, Germany
Andreas Klein played this work with grace, melodious sound and plenty of brilliance, revealing an immaculate technique. (with the Berlin Philharmonic)
Tagesspiegel, Berlin, Germany
Impeccable technique, a distinct understanding for Mozart’s pianistic style using muted dynamics and resonant touch. (with the Berlin Philharmonic)
Der Abend, Berlin, Germany
CONCERT OF AN EXTRA CLASS – The virtuoso Klein, a pianist counted among the extraordinary class was able to set a new milestone into the history of the Mosel Festival.
Klein’s Beethoven was spot-on. In tender moments, such as the Andante, the pianist brought to the music great sensitivity and mystery, and where the score turns boisterous, such as his solo cadenza, Klein tapped reserves of power that seemed limitless.
Internationally renowned concert pianist Andreas Klein joined forces with the Stockton Symphony to tackle Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. His precision and communication with conductor Peter Jaffe made this daunting work a thing of beauty and brilliance. The contrasting dialogue between piano and strings in the brief but moving second movement evoked conflict and sadness, which is soon eclipsed by the ecstatic rondo of the third movement.
A bright, unmistakably Schubertian opening sets the tone for the piece. From Klein’s first entry throughout the entire Liszt’s Schubert Fantasie he played with articulate clarity while displaying expressive technique and craftsmanship. I was particularly taken with his voicing in the slow, second section, one of two solo passages that featured Klein. The ensemble between orchestra and soloist was excellent, providing an uninterrupted flow from beginning to end. Perhaps the most exciting moment was the return of the opening theme in the final section, scored in fugal imitation propelling the fantasy to its grandiose conclusion, where one could not help but hear Liszt’s impact on the work.
The Post Crescent
Magnificent and impressive was Andreas Klein in Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto. In his entire interpretation he gave back the composers torment between intellect and emotion and with the superb command of his technique, the loud passages were never aggressive, his tonal colors were limitless, his scales always sparkled. Most gripping and impressive was his huge dynamic range; his control to produce a flawless shading down to a barely audible sound was breathtaking.
Grevenbroicher Zeitung, Germany
Your performance was nothing short of spectacular. I still have people saying to me that they were blown away by the performance and the experience. And the sponsor was thrilled with performance and the reaction of the public.
Fundación Paiz para la Educación y la Cultura, Guatemala
Maestro Andreas Klein’s impeccable execution, his excellent sense of voicing – a rare caliber of musician – It was only a pity to realize the absence, with few exceptions, of other pianists, musicians and artists, who would have been able to take advantage and enjoy the excellent performance of maestro Klein. The combination of skill and affection he showed as an interpreter was of a quality rare to find in a soloist. Thank you, maestro.
Sunday Magazine, Prensa Libre