Country of origin: Germany
About Leonie KleinLeonie Klein was born in the German city of Wittlich in 1993. She began taking percussion lessons in 1999 and won a number of regional and national competitions in the “Jugend musiziert” program before being accepted in 2011 as a Junior Student at the Hochschule for Music in Karlsruhe. In 2017, Klein completed a Bachelors Degree with Honors in percussion after studies with Isao Nakamura, Jochen Brenner, and Thomas Höfs. Since 2017, she has pursued advanced degrees in percussion as well as music journalism and cultural studies.
As a percussionist, Leonie Klein has appeared as a soloist as well as a member of numerous ensembles at prominent European festivals such as “ZeitGenuss” in Karlsruhe, “Forum neuer Musik” at the Deutschlandfunk in Cologne, “SWRlive!” in Mainz, the “ARD Hörspieltage” in Karlsruhe, and the “Rising Stars” festival sponsored by the music universities in Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, and Freiburg. In 2016, she presented a lecture during the Darmstadt Summer Courses in the series “Seven Works from Seven Decades” on Helmut Lachenmann’s solo percussion work "Interieur I". Klein has also worked with composers such as Vinko Globokar, Nicolaus A. Huber, Dieter Schnebel, and James Wood, and has taken part in master classes with N. J. Zivkovic, Casey Cangelosi, Claudio Spieler, Murat Coskun, Christian Dierstein, and Hakon Stene. Leonie Klein has received numerous scholarships from organizations such as Zonta International, the “Zukunftsinitiative Rheinland-Pfalz”, and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.