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Martin Klett

*1987 Germany

Martin Klett has made a name for himself as a solo pianist and chamber musician, with appearances at a number of important music venues. Ever since winning the International Johannes Brahms Competition as a soloist and the German National Music Competition as part of 'Duo Riul' with clarinetist Sebastian Manz, Klett has become a welcome guest at such prestigious music festivals as Lucerne, Schleswig-Holstein, Heidelberg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Further invitations have led to performances throughout Europe and North Africa. As a valued chamber musician, Klett regularly performs with ARD and ECHO prize winners, leaders from major orchestras and renowned professors. He has founded duos with Sebastian Manz, Daniela Koch, Jacques Ammon, and Charles-Antoine Duflot and was invited to perform with Sabine Meyer, Peter Buck (Melos Quartet), Amarcord and the Schumann Quartet.

Klett's duo collaboration with clarinetist Sebastian Manz has resulted in a number of live and studio recordings, including their début CD released on the label Genuin. Their latest album In Rhythm, featuring works by American composers, has received critical acclaim by the press and numerous radio stations.Born in 1987, Martin Klett started taking piano lessons at the age of six and has been particularly influenced and inspired by Prof. Konrad Elser at the Conservatory of Lübeck. Further tutelage under Elisabeth Leonskaja, Leon Fleisher, Pascal Devoyon, Gerhard Schulz (Alban Berg Quartet) and Walter Levin (LaSalle Quartet) has rounded out his artistic development. Crowning an impressive array of prizes and distinctions, Klett has recently been awarded a fellowship from the German National Music Competition; promoting his recognition as a soloist.

Apart from his activities as a classical performer, Klett is an avid arranger and is passionate about the Argentine tango. In 2008 he founded the Cuarteto Soltango, which has garnered acclaim from critics and audiences alike at international tango festivals. Their début CD, released in 2011, has been succeeded by their album Cristal, recorded by German public broadcasting in Cologne.