Klein Performance

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Jan. 31, 1997

Pianist Klein to Appear March 5

Internationally acclaimed pianist Andreas Klein will perform March 5 at 8 p.m. in the Abbott Concert Hall of the Kleinpell Fine Arts building at UW-River Falls.

Admission at the door will be $5. No advance tickets will be sold for this event.

"This is an incredible opportunity to listen to a world-class musician. He has numerous talents and abilities and is very captivating," says Kaye Schendel, director of UW-RF's Wyman Performance series.

Klein performs in recital and with orchestras from around the world. At a recent concert, Klein was asked to substitute for renowned colleague Claude Frank just 24 hours before a performance and play Beethoven's "Concerto No. 3." His performance earned him an invitation for the next season.

Enthusiastic audiences and the media greeted Klein last fall as he toured Germany, his native country. His performances were often encored three times. A recital at the National Gallery of Art in Dresden, Germany, "An Evening with Beethoven," was broadcast live on the radio throughout Germany.

Also last season, conductors and audiences admired Klein for performances with orchestras. He made his debut in Canada with the Sault Symphony, and in Florida, he performed the forgotten "Piano Concerto No. 2" by Mozart with the Gainesville Symphony.

Last year Klein performed in Los Angeles, New York City, at the historic Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Mass., Houston, and at Rice University.

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

Klein graduated from the Juilliard School and has a DMA from Rice University. He also produces releases for compact discs and television. For more information, call 715/425-4911.

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