At TEDxHamburg, mesmerizing piano sounds

Jazz and classical pianist Omer Klein performs at TEDxHamburg (Photo: TEDxHamburg)

Jazz and classical pianist Omer Klein performs at TEDxHamburg (Photo: TEDxHamburg)

At TEDxHamburg, conservatory-trained composer and pianist Omer Klein gave a performance inspired by Beethoven’s letters and an interest in flipping tradition on its head — playing folk melodies “like a folk musician wouldn’t.” Says TEDxHamburg: “Omer Klein is an exciting, daring pianist. He dazzles masterfully between textures and dynamics, dancing between seemingly-unrelated musical worlds.”

Omer Klein plays one of his own compositions at TEDxHamburg. (Photo: TEDxHamburg)

Omer Klein plays one of his own compositions at TEDxHamburg. (Photo: TEDxHamburg)

Klein played a Beethoven work and three songs of his own from his new album, Fearless Friday, a work for which he was recently nominated for an ECHO Jazz 2016 award.

Watch his whole performance below:

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