Felix Klieser

Last updated: November 9, 2023

Felix Klieser is an exceptional artist in several aspects. At the age of five he took his first horn lessons, and at the age of 13 he enrolled as a junior student at the University of Music and Theatre in Hannover. In 2014 he received the ECHO Klassik Young Artist of the Year award as well as the Music Award of the Association of German Concert Directors. In the same year, Patmos Verlag published his life story Footnotes – A horn player without arms conquers the world. In 2016 he received the prestigious Leonard Bernstein Award of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.
Highlights from Felix Klieser’s program for the 2023–2024 season include his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. He also appears for the first time with the NAC Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Shelley. Another debut awaits him with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under the baton of John Butt. Klieser will also perform in renowned concert halls such as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Cologne Philharmonie, and the Vienna Konzerthaus.

In the field of chamber music, he is about to embark on an extensive tour in which he will present his septet program together with renowned musicians Sebastian Manz (clarinet), Dag Jensen (bassoon), Franziska Hölscher (violin), Wen-Xiao Zheng (viola), Lionel Martin (violoncello), and Dominik Wagner (double bass). This tour will take them to Innsbruck and Munich, among other places.

Felix Klieser will also return to established stages, including the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra as well as the Robert Schumann Philharmonic Orchestra, where he will perform Soundscape by Rolf Martinsson, which is dedicated to him.

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