The 9 semi-finalists have been announced for the 2018 33rd Irving M. Klein International String Competition – to be held at the San Francisco Conservatory from the 2nd to the 3rd of June.
The 2018 semi-finalists are:
- Paolo Dara (20, Violin)
- Isabelle Ai Durrenberger (19, Violin)
- Jean Kim (22, Cello)
- Julian Rhee (17, Violin)
- Angela Ryu (18, Violin)
- Sophia Su (16, Violin)
- Davis You (16, Cello)
- Hua Zhang (21, Violin)
- Alex Zhou (16, Violin)
The 1st prize winner will receive US $13,000 – plus a number of solo orchestral debuts.
JEREMY TAI | PROKOFIEV | SINFONIA CONCERTANTE | 3RD MVT | 2017 KLEIN INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 18 YEARS OLD
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, Jennifer Frautschi, Robert deMaine and Frank Huang – and VC Artists Tessa Lark, Nikki Chooi and Zlatomir Fung.
The 2017 jury will comprise: Glenn Dicterow, Karen Dreyfus, David Froom, Janet Horvath, Mel Margolis, Ian Swensen and Barbara Day Turner.