Claudia Klinkenberg was born in Bonn/ Germany. She has been in the piano business since more than 30 years. She started collecting period instruments some 12 years ago, deepening her knowledge and experience since then year by year.
As a pianist, Klinkenberg confidently moves between many different styles; her musical and emotional range is far-reaching. In her programs, she combines ancient music, classical, world music, jazz and pop. She has performed in Bonn, Stuttgart (Mercedes-Benz-Museum), Karlsruhe (multiple times on the European Cultural Days festival), Münster (Westphalian State Museum), in the city of Bach Köthen (the famous Spiegelsaal, or Hall of Mirrors), Munich (BMW World), Milan, Paris (Festival of St. Cloud), Vienna (Bösendorfer Hall), Los Angeles, in a number of cities in India and in many other cities in Germany and around the world.
Knut Franke, editor of the magazine FonoForum, has pronounced Klinkenberg as "ready for the German Record Prize” after hearing her interpretations of Albéniz.
Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian.
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Jay Mallory is the Co-founder of Palace Pianos, one of the largest and unique antique piano collections in the world. Jay has worked as an Expert for Pianoforte and harps for some of the highest Auction houses Worldwide.
Dealing with Archives of the past, Jay Mallory is considered to be one of the Archaeologists, the Indiana Jones for finding some of the most rare Pianos that have been found in the world. Self studied in musicology and piano history, Jay Mallory Knowledgeable in almost all marks of pianos and specializing in high-end art cased pianos and harps.
Began his studies at the age of 14 under the direction of Ramzi Yassa and of Nicoleolivier m Havilland Cortes, who organized his first recital at the age of 15 years old.
His first solo concert was with the Orchestre Symphonique de la Garde Republicaine, with the direction of Roger Boutry.He continued his lessons at the guild School in London and the And the School Normale de Musique de Paris, where he won 1st prize for piano. The classes being under the direction of Gaby Casadesssus of the American School of Art and as well from Jean Fassina.He played Solo with various Orchestras on an International range, having done chamber music with Bathylle Goldstein. He won an Honore du Prix d’Excellence for Organ in 1993.