Cellist in the Spokane Symphony, and principal cellist of McCall Summer Fest is a native of Germany. He finished his undergraduate degrees in cello performance and cello pedagogy at the Musikhochschule Freiburg, studying with Adriana Contino. Additionally, he holds a Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University where he studied with Dennis Parker, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, where he was awarded a teaching fellowship and studied with Eugene Osadchy.
Previously he has been principal cellist of both the San Angelo Symphony and the Opera in the Ozarks festival orchestra. Other orchestras he performed in include the Baton Rouge Symphony, Plano Symphony and Irving Symphony. Dr. Kleinmann has been appointed to be on the Cello Faculty of the University of North Texas since Spring 2020.
Being an active performer and teacher, he is cello faculty at the University of North Texas and Holy Names Music Center. Dr. Kleinmann is a string coach of the Spokane Youth Symphony and has a private cello studio in Spokane.