Klaus received an Artist Diploma (flute) from Städtische Akademie für Tonkunst, Darmstadt, Germany, and a M.M. and B.M. in flute-performance from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. His studies with Marcel and Louis Moyse have had a deep impact on his development as a flutist.
Presently residing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Klaus Liebetanz works in an ensemble for traditional Latin American music and plays flute in the Sinfónico de Puerto Vallarta. He is former flute faculty, Staatliche Musikschule, Koblenz, Germany, Kreismusikschule Bad Ems, Germany, University of Hawaii/Leeward College, Pearl City, Hawaii and Hilo, HI, Bellevue College as well as Musicworks Northwest. Klaus's main focus has been playing, recording and touring the U.S., Europe and Asia as a chamber musician with the Liebetanz-Kolb Duo and Duo Cantico, as well as various ensembles such as the former Turkish National Wind Quintet and several small string groups, among others. He has recorded for Eroica Classical Recordings, Present Sounds Recordings, Seattle, Albany Records and Burning Petals Recordings, United Kingdom and has appeared on KING-FM Seattle, the Northwest Public Radio Network, Hawaii Public Radio and Southwest German Radio Network.
Klaus was a member of the orchestra of the Darmstadt State Opera, Orchestra for Europe, the Bendorf Chamber Orchestra, Germany, Honolulu Symphony and other European and North American Orchestras. Presently he also works as session/studio musician, recording in-studio as well as at his home for clients worldwide.