Semi-Finalists Announced for USA’s Klein International String Competition

The 9 semi-finalists have been announced for the 2018 33rd Irving M. Klein International String Competition

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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.

 

PICTURED: 2018 KLEIN INTERNATIONAL STRING COMPETITION SEMI-FINALIST, VIOLINIST ALEX ZHOU FROM THE UNITED STATES