© Ulrich Pölert (Fotostudio Hesterbrink)
One of the most promising performers today, award-winning pianist Sina Kloke is no longer a secret on the international classical music scene. 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 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, the KKL Lucerne, the Kraków Philharmonic, the Rudolf-Oetker-Hall in Bielefeld, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Eilat Festival in Israel, the Schleswig Holstein Festival and the Moritzburg Festival in Dresden. This summer she opened the prestigious Husum Festival in the North of Germany, followed by her debut at the Gasteig in Munich and at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.
In the Fall of 2016 the classical music label Naxos released an album of Sina Kloke performing the Ralph Vaughan Williams “Suite for Piano” as a world premiere recording and the “Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra” with the Chamber Orchestra of New York.
Sina’s latest album „Enescu Piano Works“ on MDG, featuring Enescu’s „Pièces Impromptues“ and the Piano Suite No. 2., has met with worldwide critical acclaim: “An outstanding pianist.” (Fono Forum) “A fascinating CD.” (Le Monde) The album coincides with an international recital tour which includes works by Enescu, Brahms and Debussy, starting with performances across Germany, including Hamburg, Cologne and Munich.
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. Her chamber music partners includes soloists of the Vienna Philharmonic as well as of Staatskapelle Dresden.
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.