VC Artist Benedict Kloeckner is an internationally acclaimed cellist and has been praised by conductor Daniel Barenboim for his “actually exceptional, good taking part in.”
Benedict posted on social media: “Pleased to affix Primavera Consulting for Common administration alongside nice artists equivalent to Mischa Maisky, Lucas Debargue, Tan Dun and my good friend Artyom Dervoed! Excited for the brand new journey.”
As a soloist, Benedict has carried out with orchestras equivalent to London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Radiophilharmonie, Kremerata Baltica, and Munich Chamber Orchestra — alongside conductors together with Christoph Eschenbach, Ingo Metzmacher, Michael Sanderling, Clemens Schuldt, Heinrich Schiff, and Sir Simon Rattle.
Benedict’s chamber music collaborators embrace Emanuel Ax, Lisa Batiashvili, Yuri Bashmet, Christoph Eschenbach, Vilde Frang, Anna Fedorova, Gidon Kremer, Anne Sophie Mutter, and Sir András Schiff.
His upcoming tasks embrace premiering a brand new cello concerto by Bongani Ndodana-Breen with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra and KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra this yr.
He has additionally been a part of live shows elevating funds for Ukraine. In mild of the warfare, he not too long ago canceled his Moscow debut recital in Tchaikovsky Corridor posting on Fb his reasoning: “It felt just like the unsuitable message, dealing with Putin’s merciless and horrible warfare in Ukraine… I strongly oppose the present local weather of canceling all Russian artists and Tradition.
“We must always not punish, however help the wealthy and exquisite Russian Cultural Heritage and people who signify the civilized, greatest elements of the Russian Society, who’re in opposition to this warfare as a lot as we’re. Let’s dwell as much as our values that folks rely — not passports!” he wrote.
Since 2014, he has served as inventive director of the Worldwide Music Pageant Koblenz (IMUKO) – a program he based to host live shows with famend artists and ensembles.
With an in depth discography, his recordings have been nominated for the German Report Critics Award, amongst others. His newest launch is of the six Bach cello suites on Good Classics which he not too long ago toured and can proceed to carry out in Germany.
Benedict started studying cello with Gabriel Mesado and Martin Rummel. He later studied with Martin Ostertag, Frans Helmerson, and Gary Hoffman. An alumni of the Kronberg Academy, he was additionally mentored by Kremer, Steven Isserlis, Michael Sanderling, and Schiff.
He presently performs on a 1680 “Ex Maurice Gendron” cello by Francesco Rugeri – generously on mortgage from Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.