18 year old cellist Jeremy Tai from the United States has been awarded 1st prize at the 32nd Annual 2017 Irving M. Klein International String Competition – in San Francisco.
A student of Hans Jørgen Jensen at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, Jeremy will receive US $13,000 and a number of important concert engagements.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 20 year old violist Zhanbo Zheng and 20 year old violinist Kyumin Park.
Open to string players aged 15 to 23, it is widely recognised as one of America’s most important development prizes – with previous 1st prize winners including Jennifer Koh, Vadim Gluzman and Frank Huang – and VC Artists Tessa Lark, Nikki Chooi and Zlatomir Fung.
The 2017 jury comprised: Michael Gelfand, David Kim, Ian Swensen, Barbara Day Turner, William van der Sloot, Sandy Wilson and Lisa Bielawa.