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Alex Klein, Oboe

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Alex Klein, Oboe

Biography

Alex Klein began his musical studies in his native Brazil at the age of
nine, and made his solo orchestral debut the following year. At the age
of eleven, he was invited to join the Camerata Antiqua, one of Brazil's
foremost chamber ensembles. During his teenage years, he toured and
performed as a soloist, recitalist, and as a member of several
professional orchestras in Brazil. He then studied at the Oberlin
Conservatory with James Caldwell, earning two degrees in music
performance.

After a year at Oberlin, Mr. Klein won first prize in the first
Lucarelli International Competition for Solo Oboe Players, held at New
York's Carnegie Hall. He has received many awards worldwide, including
at the 1988 International Competition for Musical Performers in Geneva,
Switzerland, in which he was the first oboist to be awarded first prize
since Heinz Holliger, three decades earlier.

Mr. Klein joined the Chicago Symphony as principal oboe in 1995. He has
performed as soloist with the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra,
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and Chicago Sinfonietta. He has
recorded for Teldec, Boston Records, Newport Classics, Musical Heritage
Society, and Cedille Records.

Alex Klein won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist with
Orchestra for his recording of the Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto with
Daniel Barenboim and the Chicago Symphony. Klein left the Chicago
Symphony in July 2004 due to the onset of Musician's Focal Dystonia. He
currently performs as a soloist and conductor, and also teaches.


Performances by Alex Klein

Composer Title Date Action
Charles M. Loeffler Two Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola, and Piano 01/09/2013 Play Add to playlist
Marco Aurélio Yano Modinha 01/09/2013 Play Add to playlist
August Klughardt Schilflieder: Five Fantasy Pieces for Piano, Oboe, and Viola, Op. 28 01/09/2013 Play Add to playlist
Benjamin Britten Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2 04/01/2009 Play Add to playlist
Johann Nepomuk Hummel Introduction, Theme, and Variations in F minor, Op. 102 03/25/2009 Play Add to playlist
Franz Krommer Oboe Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 52 03/25/2009 Play Add to playlist
Franz Krommer Oboe Concerto No. 1 in F major, Op. 37 03/25/2009 Play Add to playlist
Bohuslav Martinu Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra 03/23/2009 Play Add to playlist
Wilhelm Bernhard Molique Concertino in G Minor for Oboe and Orchestra 03/23/2009 Play Add to playlist
Domenico Cimarosa Concerto for Two Flutes in G Major 03/23/2009 Play Add to playlist

Alex Klein Concerts

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