23-year-old hornist Felix Klieser is one of the most promising emerging artists today. He began studying horn at the age of five in his hometown Göttingen. At the age of 17, Felix Klieser enrolled in Prof. Markus Maskuniitty’s class at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover. From 2008 until 2011 Felix Klieser was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Germany (Bundesjugendorchester) where he frequently performed at major venues such as Berlin Philharmonie, Beethovenhalle Bonn, Köln Philharmonie and Philharmonie am Gasteig München. He also participated in numerous productions by the Westdeutsche Rundfunk and has undertaken tours to Austria, Italy, Switzerland and South Africa among others.
In 2013 Felix Klieser presented his debut album “reveries” which was released by Berlin Classics. The recording demonstrates Felix Klieser’s incredible musicality as well as his brilliant technique and command of his instrument. The CD was met with rave reviews, among others from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Süddeutsche Zeitung. Felix Klieser also appears together with Christiane Karg and Malcolm Martineau on the album “Heimliche Aufforderung” presented by Berlin Classics in 2014.
Among Felix Klieser’s numerous awards are the “2010 Life Award” in Innsbruck, first prize at “Jugend musiziert”, as well as the VDKD Musikpreis 2014. Felix Klieser is an ambassador of the one-handed musical instrument trust OHMI.