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The press describes pianist Martin Klett's play as "freshly irresistible" (Spiegel Online) or "empathetic and assertive" (Frankfurter Neue Presse). As a solo pianist and chamber musician, he has been regularly invited to internationally renowned venues, including the Konzerthaus in Dortmund, the Gasteig in Munich, the Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden and the opening season of the Elbphilharmonie de Hamburg.
He regularly performs at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Lucerne Festival, Oberstdorfer Musiksommer and Grachtenfestival Amsterdam. Other engagements brought him to China, Indonesia, Tunisia and European scenes.
He has recorded seven chamber music CDs, published by Berlin Classics, Oehms Classics, CAvi and Genuin, warmly welcomed by the trade press such as The Strad, Rondo, Fono Forum, Crescendo and Rundfunk. His latest recording with Sebastian Manz, "Weber, Complete Works for Clarinet", received the ECHO Klassik Award, the Supersonic Prize (Pizzicato Magazin) in 2017, and was selected for the award for Best German Record Critic. In the spring of 2018, his first CD as soloists appeared with works by Guastavino and Rachmaninoff.
Martin Klett's chamber music partners include renowned soloists, including the ARD and ECHO award winners, renowned university professors and orchestra soloists. In recent seasons he has performed with Veronika Eberle, Jonian Iliad Kadesha, Sarah Christian, Maximilian Hornung, Benedict Klöckner, Gabriel Schwabe and ensembles such as Schumann Quartet, Danish String Quartet and Amarcord. He was also asked by Sabine Meyer, Isang Enders.
Martin Klett's career was marked by a series of successes in 2008. He won first prize at the Johannes Brahms International Competition, and is also a laureate of the German Music Competition with clarinetist Sebastian Manz. Born in 1987, he studied under Konrad Elser at the Musikhochschule Lübeck. He has also worked with Leon Fleisher, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Gerhard Schulz and Pascal Devoyon. He teaches at the University of Music and Theater Leipzig and is regularly invited to give masterclasses in South East Asia.
A member of a young, openminded generation of musicians, Martin Klett evolves as a virtuoso while showing great curiosity. With his Cuarteto SolTango, he mixes classical music with various cultural influences. In 2018, the third album of the ensemble was produced by Deutschlandfunk Köln for the CAvi chamber music label.
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