Alexandra Klein, born in St. Wendel/Saarland. Musical education since the age of 4; early performances with her instruments recorder and piano. Already in childhood and adolescence, she visited orchestral rehearsals and concerts; interest in new music and composers as well as first own compositions, including a Beethoven-Sonatine.
Blindness at the age of 17. Graduated from the Vocational School of Music at the Bavarian State School for the Blind, Munich; scholarship holder of the Foundation for the Promotion of Physically Handicapped Highly Gifted Students Vaduz/Liechtenstein. Regular visits to concerts at the Gasteig in Munich and personal meetings with musical personalities such as Sergiu Celibidache, Daniel Barenboim, Lorin Maazel, Anne-Sophie Mutter and York Höller; guest auditor at the musical discussions Gespräche am Kamin and at the theory and analysis seminars of Clemens Kühn; world premiere with commentary of her composition M a t t h i a s e k n a H - Versuch einer Orgelkomposition über eine Zwölftonreihe Op. 3 (Attempt at an organ composition over a twelve-tone row Op. 3).
Studied music education with a diploma at the University of Music and Theatre Saarbrücken; main subject recorder with Wolfram Koch, diploma thesis on Aspects of music education for the blind and visually impaired under the supervision of Michael Dartsch; music theory and seminar of hearing works of women composers at Margret Peter-Conrad.
Training as a catholic C church musician in the diocese of Trier; organ with Werner Grothusmann; organ master class with Marie-Louise Langlais, Paris; contact with INJA Paris and Dominique Levacque; participation in the German-French concert planning in the Chroniques Musicales and with UGAMPA. First blind German organist at the INJA concert organ Cavaillé-Coll/Gonzales.
Composer in the composition class of Theo Brandmüller; Analysis, new harmonics and counterpoint and composers' meeting, among others premiere on the occasion of his 50th birthday in the Ludwigskirche Saarbrücken, Kleines Stück für Bläserensemble in 'German-Brass-Cast'.
Lively exchange with the Cologne composer York Höller (writing, concert visits, intensive personal and thematic discussions, composition studies, compositional technique and work com-mentaries, computer notation). World premiere with commentary of her piano composition Kymbălon at Schloss Morsbroich Leverkusen, dedicated to York Höller on the occasion of his 75th birthday.
Integration Prize of the Saarland 2007 for her independent teaching activities and her commitment to work with sighted, visually impaired and multiply disabled people; sought-after contact person for schools, students and young professionals on the topics of blindness, music and inclusion.
Public portraits on the ZDF info channel, ZDF heute - in Europa, SR Aktueller Bericht, Saarbrücker Zeitung, Wochenspiegel Saarland, VdK member newspaper on the Internet and VdK TV.