Biography

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One of the most promising performers on the international classical music scene today, award-winning pianist Sina Kloke is recognized for her subtle sensitivity and exemplary technique. Born in Detmold (Germany), Sina Kloke studied with Matti Raekallio (The Juilliard School) and Pavel Gililov (Conservatory of Music Cologne). Acclaimed musicians such as Karl- Heinz Kämmerling, Dimitri Bashkirov, Emanuel Ax, Friedrich- Wilhelm Schnurr and Paul Badura-Skoda have substantially influenced her artistic development.

Kloke performs as a soloist and as a chamber music partner at renowned festivals and stages worldwide. Recent highlights include concerts at the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf, the Semperopera in Dresden, Steinway Hall in London and New York, the KKL Lucerne, the Kraków Philharmonic, the Rudolf-Oetker-Hall in Bielefeld, Carnegie Hall, the Eilat Festival in Israel, the Schleswig Holstein Festival and the renowned Moritzburg Festival in Dresden. She has worked with various conductors including J. Bergmann, E. Klemm, D. Behnke, S. Westphal, C. During und S. di Vittorio. In the Fall of 2016 the classical music label Naxos released a CD of Sina Kloke per­forming the Ralph Vaughan Williams “Suite for Piano” and the “Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra” with the Chamber Orchestra of New York which met with critical acclaim: “All six pieces (Suite of Six Short Pieces for Solo Piano) are played with subtlety and conviction. The listener will be impressed” (MusicWeb International). 

Sina’s new album „Enescu Piano Works“ on MDG is to be released worldwide in September 2017. The album includes Enescu’s „Pièces Impromptues“ and the award-winning Piano Suite No. 2. The album coincides with her recital tour in fall the 2017 which will feature works by Enescu, Brahms and Schubert. The tour begins with performances across Germany, including Hamburg, Cologne and Munich, and then continues to Switzerland and the Netherlands in 2018.

Kloke is praised for her intuitive understanding into the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms. In recent years she has diversified her repertoire with a focus on certain unknown works of late romantics as well as the music of 20th Century composers. New York based composer Carl Christian Bettendorf recently commissioned her to premiere the “Piano Piece V“ in the upcoming season. Kloke consistently incorporates chamber music collaborations into her schedule and, of late, performed at the International Chamber Music Festival in Stellenbosch (South Africa) along with distinguished artists Daniel Rowland and Ivry Gitlis.

Kloke has been awarded prizes from “The German Music association“, the publisher Schott, the “International Piano and Strings Competition“ New York, the International Piano Competition in Munich, the “International Concerto Competition” Hastings/UK, the “Metropolitan International Piano Competition“, and most recently the soloist prize of the Chamber Orchestra of New York.