Omer Klein grew up in Israel, where he is considered “One of the most fascinating artists that have emerged from this country in the last decade” (City Mouse, Tel Aviv).
He studied At the New England Conservatory in Boston with Danilo Perez and continued his studies in New York under Fred Hersch.
In New York, Omer quickly became a notable member of the NYC jazz scene, performing as a bandleader at the city’s prestigious venues, among them The Blue Note and Jazz At Lincoln Center.
These days Klein lives in Germany and tours worldwide. He has released 6 albums to great acclaim: Duet, Introducing Omer Klein, Heart Beats Rockets on the Balcony, To The Unknown and Fearless Friday.
Klein is also known as a formidable educator. He has given numerous master classes and teaches a yearly course at the Jerusalem Music Centre, in a special program initiated by pianist Murray Perahia.
For the stage, Klein composed the music for the play “Lemon Tree” at the Schauspielhaus Theater in Düsseldorf, and for the comedy “Popper” at the Cameri Theater in Tel Aviv, a play by one of Klein’s cultural heroes, the late Hanoch Levin.
He also created music which he performs live on stage, for the theatrical reading of “Dimensions” by Alice Munro, premiered at the Asphalt Festival in 2014, and hailed by the media as “Brilliant” (Theater Pur).
Omer is the winner of numerous awards. Most recently, he was announced as the winner of the prestigious German award, the NRW Förderpreis 2015.