Sioux Center, IA: On Friday, March 2, at 7:30 pm, Dordt College will host German pianist Andreas Klein for a concert in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Klein will also teach a piano masterclass on Saturday, March 3, at 10:00 a.m. in the B.J. Haan.
Klein is a powerful and engaging performer, “a pianist who makes silences sound like music,” according to the New York Times. He has performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Wigmore Hall in London, and Philharmonic Hall in Berlin, and has toured the United States, Europe, and even the Middle East. He has also been a guest on radio stations throughout the United States, including WGBH Boston and WFMT Chicago, and was featured on a PBS production titled “Intermezzo with Andreas Klein.
Klein graduated from the Juilliard School. He completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts at Rice University, with a dissertation on Chopin’s Etudes. His recorded works have received high acclaim.
At his Dordt concert (titled “Transitions”), Klein will perform Beethoven’s Sonata in D major, Brahm’s Sonata in F minor, a selection of Debussy pieces, and more.
Both the Friday performance and the Saturday masterclass are free and open to the public.