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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

September 7th 7.30pm London

Benedict Kloeckner is happy and proud to open the season with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. He will play two concertos , including the first performance of Howard Blake´s double concerto.The evening programme commemorates the 20th anniversary of Lady Dianas death.

Hindemith/Metzmacher

October, 2rd/ 3rd Rosengarten

Hindemith Cello concerto with Ingo Metzmacher /Orchester des Nationaltheaters Mannheim

New CD with Anna Fedorova

Franck/ Chopin Cello/Piano Sonatas

UK/ US release of the new Album with Anna Fedorova!
If you want to check it out,
it is right now the “CD of the week “ on the Dutch radio.
http://www.radio4.nl/lichtopvier/nieuws-pagina/17170/prijs-cd-week-25-chopin-en-franck-door-kloeckner-fedorova
Many thanks to everyone involved, the German Radio SWR2 , Brilliant Classics, Steven Isserlis, András Schiff, Hartmut Höll , Rob Groen, Kate Adams ,Marco Borggreve , Cristine Ehman and our dear professors!

Verbier Festival

August 1st

Late night concert
Schubert “Trout”

Freunde San Luzi Engadin

August 3rd 8pm Zuoz San Luzi

Mahler, Brahms:
Sebastian Bohren Violine & Lech Uszynsky Viola & Danae Dörken Piano

KLASSIK RADIO ON AIR AKTUELL

July 28thBenedict Kloeckner zu Gast

Star Cellist Live in der Holger Wemhoff Show

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International Manhattan Music Competition

New York

First Prize for Benedict Kloeckner
“Manhattan International Music Competition is designed to discover artists of outstanding personality”

Kammermusiktage Mettlach

August 13th 11am

Tschaikowsky/Rachmaninoff Trio Anna Fedorova Piano. Franziska Hölscher Violine

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Molyvos Musikfestival

August 14th-18thMolyvos Greece

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International Music Festival Koblenz

Koblenz 31th August-15th October

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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

7th September 8pm Cadogan Hall

Memorial Concert Lady Diana with Music from Howard Blake

USA Tournee

September 15th-21th Boston, Chicago

Concerts Schloss Achberg

September 22th8pm Schloss Achberg

Chambermusic with Celine Moinet (Oboe) and Florian Uhlig (Piano)

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International Music Festival Koblenz

September24th 5pm SchlossMontabaur

Bell´Arte Trio and Marc Bouchkov (Violine) Timothy Ridout (Viola)
Dvorak and Schostakowitsch

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Hindemith/Metzmacher

October 2rd/ 3rd Rosengarten

Hindemith Cello concerto with Ingo Metzmacher /Orchester des Nationaltheaters Mannheim

Internationales Musik Festival Koblenz

October 15th Rhein Moselhalle

Elgar Cello Konzert with Youth Orchestra Rheinland Pfalz

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Elbphilharmonie Grosser Saal

October 23th 8pm

Jubliläumskonzert DSM

Heeresmusikkorps Guldakonzert

November 11th 8pm Rheinmosel Halle

Benefizkonzert “Helft uns Leben” RZ with Herresmusikkorps RLP/ Oberstleutnant Schutz-Knospe
Cellokonzert Friedrich Gulda

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USA Tournee

November 27th - December 12th

Las Vegas, Los Angeles , San Francisco, Chicago

Badische Staatskapelle/ Frank Beermann

July 16th/17th/18th Staatstheater

Haydn C-Dur Cello Konzert

Prima la Musica

June 20th Vincennes Paris

Chamber music u.a. with Anna Fedorova

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Tschaikowsky mit Lisa Batiashvili

June 14th Kronberg

“Souvenir de Florence” Streichsextett

Radio 4nl.Live Recording

Amsterdam Concertgebouw

“The Trout” with Anna Fedorova

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First Chamber Music Festival Ede

May 25th 28th Concertzaal Ede

Artistic Directeur Anna Fedorova

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Festkonzert DSM

Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin May 29th

.S.Bach, Brahms und Prokofjew

"SYMPHONYC DIVERSION"

March 17th 9pm Porto/Portugal

Howard Blake “Diversions” Orquestra Sinfonica Porto/Michael Sanderling

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Brahms double concerto

7th-9th.4. Magdeburg, Schönebeck

Mitteldeutsche Kammerphilharmonie/Gerald Oskamp
Linus Roth Violine

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Recital with Anna Fedorova

27th March Reutte/Austria

Rachmaninoff and Chopin Cello Sonatas

Wuhan Philharmonic

March 24th7.30pm Wuhan/China

Kabalevsky Cello Concerto No.1
Quintai Concert Hall

Strawinsky. Grieg and Tschaikowsky

22th March 7.30 Lindau Theater

Recital with José Gallardo, Trio with Sebastian Bohren

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Strawinsky, Grieg and Tschaikowsky

21th 7.30 March Liestal (Ch)

Recital with José Gallardo, Trio with Sebastian Bohren

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Strauss /Sir Simon Rattle

March,1st to 3rd Kronberg

Brahms double concerto

24thFebruary Nicosia (Cyprus)

Cyprus national orchestra/ Wolfgang Schneider/ Daniel Raiskin Brahms double concerto

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Brahms double concerto

23thFebruary Limasol (Cyprus)

Cyprus national orchestra/ Wolfgang Schneider/ Daniel Raiskin Brahms double concerto

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Radio Swiss Classic

August 17th

Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto a-minor

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"Standing Ovations"

Tonhalle Zürich/Gasteig /Braslien

Live recording follows soon

General Management CLB

Benedict Kloeckner is delighted to announce his signing to global management with CLB management UK

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"Diversions" CD Review

Gapplegate ModernMusicReview 4/2015

“..Benedict Kloeckner takes on the cello role for these works and sounds terrific. Howard Blake himself handles the piano part with dramatic credibility.
, that is Brahmsian…that is Mendelssohnian, etc.” The works hold their own as contemporary music with a pronounced Blakean signature affixed. There is nothing banally “new age” sounding to them either. The music is filled with inventive flourishes that evince a fertile creative mind at work.

The piano parts occasionally step into the spotlight but mostly this is music that gives the cellist a chance to take a singing melodic lead. Kloeckner responds with an extraordinarily vibrant tone and rhapsodic lucidity…”
Grego Applegate Edwards

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WDR 3 Variations Porträt

October 17th 4.05-5.45pm

Benedict Kloeckner im Gespräch

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WDR 3Städtekonzerte

May 25th.25thJune Concertplayer

Schumann Cello Concerto
Wuppertaler Sinfoniker/Toshiyuki Kamioka

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"Delightfully well played"

NDR Kultur CD Kritik

“- daring and intense- Vivacious and effective..
-a terrific conception of remarkably unique pieces.”

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Poulenc CD list of the best

2014 German Critic

Nominated for the German Critic Award

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Deutschlandfunk Live

October 4th 10.05am

Klassik-Pop-El Cetera

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Soulful lyricism

Pizzicato 3th July 2014

”With an unusual but intelligent compiled program (cello sonatas by Richard Straus, Francis Poulenc, and Wolfgang Rihm), the young cellist Benedict Kloeckner presented together with his experienced companion, José Gallardo, on Genuin. Settled in expression between rousing drive and soulful lyricism, a dialogue-rich, color-varied program is concluded that the cellist as technically well versed and highly musical performer identifies (GEN 14313). “Remy Franck

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CD Review

"Das Orchester" 2/ 2015

Das cellistische Hauptwerk der CD ist allerdings Gaspar Cassadós dreisätzige Suite für Cello solo aus dem Jahr 1925, deren vielschichtigen improvisatorischen wie tänzerischen Impulsen (inklusive Daphnis-Zitat nach Ravel) Benedict Kloeckner mit flexibler Tongebung und großem, risikobereitem Elan voll gerecht wird. Mit subtilem Charme und immer kontrolliertem Geschmack serviert er Piècen wie Isaac Albéniz’ Rumores de la caleta, Rodion Shchedrins Parodie Im Stile von Albéniz oder das im Anfangsgestus an Sibelius’ Valse triste angelehnte Goyescas-Intermezzo von Enrique Granados in der Cello-/Klavier-Fassung von Cassadó. Von dem großen katalanischen Casals-Schüler Cassadó (1897-1966) stammen auch die weniger bekannten, höchst wirkungsvollen Requiebros, deren klangliches und harmonisches Raffinement die frühmoderne Schule von de Falla (wie Ravel Cassadós Lehrer) verrät.Rainer Klaas

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"Young Artist of the week"

The Violin Channel

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"Das Orchester"

Schumann: CD Kritik /M.Sanderling

“next to all the technical mastery Klöckner's game offers a deep understanding between impetuous verve and great tenderness alternating gestures of this music. Very rarely you have heard the transition cycles from 1 to 2 sentence as enchanting as in the game of this cellist: almost like a sudden freezing of the beauty of poetry .. “
Gerhard Anders

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"The Strad"

Schumann CD/M. Sanderling

“… it is the cello quartet version that is especially winning and finds Klöckner playing with a commanding spontaneity to match even the finest orchestral versions.”
Rezension in The Strad, Joanne Talbot,

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"Fanfare"

Schumann CD /M.Sanderling

!..Undoubtedly that is because we are presented with a passionately engaged performance by a young cellist, born in 1989, with a fervid, beautiful sound in front of a lively string orchestra, and equally dramatic string quartet. I have to say that with the latter especially, the climaxes, once supported if not absolutely engendered by the orchestra, sound here a little forced. And of course we should respect the many wonderful performances of the original work, beginning in my collection with the Casals with the Prades Festival Orchestra, and including recordings such as the popular Yo-Yo Ma with Colin Davis, the older Starker, the recent Maisky, and the slightly less satisfactory Rostropovich with the London Symphony. What this new recording offers is a beautifully recorded full sound, and fine, rhythmically powerful, passionate performances in arrangements many listeners will not previously have heard.”

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Deutsche Radiophilharmonie/Simon Gaudenz

"Musikstück der Woche"

Joseph Haydn
Celloconcerto D-major

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CD Produktion

Neuhardenberg

Kremerata Baltica/Heinrich Schiff
Roberto Molinelli: Twinlegends
Carlos Menotti: Suite

Live recording Radio 4nl Brahmstrio

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

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"Remarkable, really remarkable, perfect playing! Absolute control of technique, intonation and color"

Daniel Barenboim February 2016