About Björn Kleiman

Hailed by critics for his “superb clarity of tone, and wonderfully warm, musical playing”, and acclaimed by audiences for intelligent and enjoyable programming and narrations, Björn Kleiman appears as a recitalist and chamber musician at festivals and venues throughout Sweden, the UK and elsewhere in Europe.

Performances have included recitals at St James's Piccadilly, Eaton Square and National Gallery in London, Bach Violin Concerto at St Martin in the Fields. Björn has worked with pianists Sholto Kynoch, Simon Lepper, Martin Sturfält and Maiko Mori. He also has an exciting duo partnership with the guitarist Martin Fogel. 

Björn’s recordings have attracted glowing critical acclaim from the press, including Mail on Sunday, International Record Review, MusicWeb International, Fanfare Magazine, Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagladet.

The Christmas CD ”Deck the Halls” with Little Venice Ensemble and Soprano Susanna Andersson for Stone Records was named ‘Christmas Album of the Year Runner-up’ by Classic FM in 2014.

When he is not performing Björn is active as an arranger of music of all genres, working with a diversity of artists such as rock bands, chamber groups and symphony orchestras. He has written arrangements for classical Soprano Susanna Andersson and the Helsingborg and Detroit Symphony Orchestras and arrangements have been published by Phonenix Music UK.

For many years Björn was General Manager of the Chamber Music in Little Venice concert series in central London and he has edited a number of works for Gehrmans Musikförlag.

During his 20 years in London Björn taught at various instutitions such as London’s Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, University of Chichester, Chigwell School and the German School in London.

Björn holds degrees from the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied with Dona Lee Croft and Maureen Smith, and from the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe Germany, where he continued his studies with Prof. Ulf Hoelscher and Karl-Heinz Schultz.

Björn regularly works with the following orchestras: 

Malmö Symphony Orchestra

Malmö Opera Orchestra

Aalborg Symphony Orchestra

Musica Vitae Chamber Orchestra

Jönköping Sinfonietta

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra

Performed at venues such as:

St James's Piccadilly

St John's Smith Square

St Martin in the Fields

Cadogan Hall

Royal Festival Hall

Royal Albert Hall

Videos & Gallery

Please find a seletion of videos and photos below. More videos are available on Björn's YouTube channel or social media platforms.