Benedict Kloeckner

With his flawless technique and his highly musical virtuosity, this lively, soulful young cellist has already impressed names such as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yuri Bashmet, Vilde Frang, Gidon Kremer, Sir Andras Schiff, Sir Simon Rattle and Daniel Baremboim.

2020/21 he was scheduled to perform the six Bach Suites at Philharmonie Berlin, Alte Oper Frankfurt and Carnegie Hall New York. Also to go on tour with the Schumann concerto in Korea, Germany and Belgium as well as with the Sinfonia Concertante by Prokofieff and the concertos by Gulda and Haydn with the Liechtenstein Symphony Orchestra, the Capetown and Johannesburg Philharmonic and with the Northwest German Philharmonic in venues such as the Suntory Hall Tokyo, Seoul Arts Center and the Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels.

His recording with works by Schumann, Shostakovich and Martinů with pianist Danae Dörken earned high acclaim from the international press. Recently the recording ÜBER DIE LINIE by Wolfang Rihm has been released.

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ÜBER DIE LINIE | WOLGANG RIHM | PLAIST (EDEL)

Benedict Klöckner is a young instrumentalist who has a preference for modern repertoire in general and for the music of Wolfgang Rihm in particular. He knows how to direct the irrepressible power in the piece and uses the recording location with its natural reverb in such a way that place and cello together bring added value. With the ingredients for Wolfgang Rihm’s work and the extraordinary recording conditions Kloeckner is able to provide an extremely attractive performance. Pizzicato | Uwe Krusch | July 27, 2020

Watch and Listen

Eurogress Aachen | Oktober 2019 | Dvorak: Cello Concerto b minor Op. 104 | Sinfonieorchester Aachen | Lionel Friend

Reviews

The cellist, Benedict Kloeckner, is able to become completely immersed in this world of Flagoletts and when he delves into the second third of the piece his toils in the deeper and darker tones bring one even closer to the essence of compassion. Frankfurter Allgemeine | Malte Emmerich | December 2018

With his flawless technique and his highly musical virtuosity, this lively, soulful young cellist has already impressed names such as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yuri Bashmet, Vilde Frang, Gidon Kremer, Sir Andras Schiff, Sir Simon Rattle and Daniel Baremboim.

read more

2020/21 he was scheduled to perform the six Bach Suites at Philharmonie Berlin, Alte Oper Frankfurt and Carnegie Hall New York. Also to go on tour with the Schumann concerto in Korea, Germany and Belgium as well as with the Sinfonia Concertante by Prokofieff and the concertos by Gulda and Haydn with the Liechtenstein Symphony Orchestra, the Capetown and Johannesburg Philharmonic and with the Northwest German Philharmonic in venues such as the Suntory Hall Tokyo, Seoul Arts Center and the Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels.

His recording with works by Schumann, Shostakovich and Martinů with pianist Danae Dörken earned high acclaim from the international press. Recently the recording ÜBER DIE LINIE by Wolfang Rihm has been released.

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