Date recalls trajectory of Ceará musician Jacques Klein

Jacques Klein is considered one of the most important Brazilian musicians of the twentieth century

One of the biggest names in Brazilian classical music, Ceará Jacques Klein would completing 84 years next July 10 if he were still alive. Klein was born in Aracati in 1930 and died early on October 23, 1982, at age 52, in Rio de Janeiro.


The musician was soloist with the world’s most important orchestras and renowned held concert cycles, for example, of the 32 piano sonatas of Beethoven. was also Director of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and served as Office Director Cecilia Meireles in Rio de Janeiro. The Ceará was also an excellent chamber musician, playing several times at concerts in Brazil and in Europe with the great guitarist Italian Salvatore Accardo. The musician marked the Brazilian Popular Music composing Memorable Dorival Caymmi side of the unforgettable songs. In 1949 he was studying classical music in the United States and internationally began to highlight the year 1953, in Geneva, Switzerland when he was placed first in the International Competition for Pianists. In 1959, on his debut in the United States, considered the critical as one of the greatest pianists in history.

In Fortaleza, Passare district, Beatriz Institute and Lauro Fiuza – IBLF, decided honor the artist, giving the name of musical activity classes, Jacques Project Klein. The initiative benefits more than 260 disadvantaged children and youth with lessons violin, viola, cello, bass, keyboard, guitar, flute and vocals. For the director the IBLF, Bia Fiúza, the pianist is a great reference for students of Institute: – “He has always been very dedicated and talented, is a great inspiration for those who are initiating studies in music. We believe that through this project we can find other Jacques Klein’s and continue increasingly investing so can achieve a high level of musical quality, and as Jacques, can obtain worldwide recognition”, she said.

Laughter Daniela Klein, daughter of Ceará musician commented the personality of the father and spoke still on the Draft music lessons that bears his name:

“He’s always been an enthusiast of Classical Music, wanted to take the genre to the same people, loved to perform live and played anywhere and anytime. Surely would be very happy and honored to have such a beautiful project like this the IBLF, bearing his name”.