Katinka Kleijn will be performing with the MISO and musimelange in May 2012.
Ms. Kleijn has been a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1995. Her list of solo credits includes appearances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at youth concerts; The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra; the Chicago Sinfonietta; the symphony orchestras of Elmhurst, Sheboygan, DuPage and Indian Hill; the Highland Park Strings; the New Millennium Orchestra; and the Illinois Philharmonic. Kleijn also appeared at the Marlboro Music Festival, on the Ravinia Festival’s Rising Star Series, and on Dutch National Radio.
An avid chamber musician, she has partnered with pianist Richard Goode and cellist Lynn Harrell, joined the Chicago Chamber Musicians in 2006, and was invited to join the Kronos Quartet earlier in her career. As a member of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), she recently toured to Poland and Mexico, and she performed the American premiere of Zona for solo cello and 7 instruments by Magnus Lindberg at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. She regularly performs on the CSO’s MusicNOW series, most recently in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Kai for solo cello and ensemble with Cliff Colnot conducting. Her May 2007 American premiere of Eternal Escape by Dai Fujikura was described by John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune as “a five-minute tour de force, played with wonderfully incisive bravado.”