Martin Klett

Artist photo of Martin Klett - Piano

Martin Klett has made a name for himself in recent years as a piano soloist and chamber musician. Ever since winning the German Music Competition Prize in 2008 in Duo Riul and winning first prize as a soloist a little while later at the International Johannes Brahms Competition, he has been a welcome guest at prestigious music festivals, including the Schleswig-Holstein, Lucerne, Heidelberg, Mecklenburg Vorpommern , Schwetzingen and Oberstdorf festivals. Other engagements have taken him to stages across Europe, North Africa and Asia. As sought-after chamber musician, Martin Klett performs regularly with renowned soloists. His primary ensemble partners include Sebastian Manz, Daniela Koch, Jacques Ammon, Sophie Heinrich and Charles-Antoine Duflot. Morevoer, he has been invited for joint projects together with Sabine Meyer, Peter Buck, Amarcord and the Schumann Quartet.
Numerous radio recordings and studio productions with his involvement have been praised by both the press and radio alike.
Born in 1987 in Buxtehude, Martin Klett received piano lessons at the age of six. In studies at the University of Music Lübeck he was particularly influenced by his longtime mentor Konrad Elser. He received further impetus from Elisabeth Leonskaya, Pascal Devoyon, Leon Fleisher, Gerhard Schulz (Alban Berg Quartet) and Walter Levin (LaSalle Quartet). In addition to the numerous international awards and prizes he has received, Martin Klett was once again honored in 2014 as a soloist by a grant from the German Music Competition and a special prize of the German Music Foundation.
Apart from his extensive solo career, Martin Klett is also sought after as an arranger of music and realizes his enthusiasm for Argentinian tango with his Cuarteto SolTango. Founded in 2008, the ensemble has been received enthusiastically by audiences and critics at music and tango festivals.

Photography: Irène Zandel

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CDs released by GENUIN

with Martin Klett

CD album cover 'Short Stories' (GEN 17458) with Mark Schumann, Martin Klett

Short Stories

Encore Pieces by Paganini, Davidoff, Haydn, Kreisler, Rubinstein, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Sarasate, Popper, Chopin & Fauré

Mark Schumann Cello
Martin Klett Piano

GEN 17458  –  7.4.2017

CD album cover 'Duo Riul' (GEN 11198 ) with Sebastian Manz, Martin Klett

Duo Riul

Werke für Klarinette und Klavier von Brahms, Berg, Debussy, Lutoslawski, Yun

Sebastian Manz Clarinet
Martin Klett Piano

GEN 11198  –  18.2.2011