International Manhattan Music Competition

June 1 , 2016 New York

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

"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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Maison Radio France live

19th March

Brahms F-Dur Sonata, Évocation Eric Tanguy
Piano Susanna Bartal

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Brahms F-major

France Music live Paris

Brahms F-major Sonate Piano: Susanna Bartal

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Radio France live

Eric Tanguy: "Évocation"

Piano: Susana Bartal

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Radio Swiss Classic

September 30th 12.35pm

Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto a-minor

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ARD Mediathek Porträt

Moselfestspiele Kloster Machern

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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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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


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