The 9 Semi-Finalists have today been announced for the 2019 34th Irving M. Klein International String Competition – to be held in San Francisco from the 1st to the 2nd of June.
The 2018 Semi-Finalists are:
- James Baik (17, Cello)
- Dakota Cotugno (23, Cello)
- James Hettinga (19, Cello)
- Julia Mirzoev (22, Violin)
- Zechariah Mo (17, Viola)
- Gabriel Polinsky (20, Double Bass)
- Strauss Shi (23, Violin)
- Lucia Ticho (21, Cello)
- Hannah White (19, Violin)
The 1st prize winner will receive US $13,000 – plus a number of solo orchestral debuts.
Open to string players aged 15 to 23, the Klein 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 2019 jury will comprise: Cathy Basrak, Daniel Carlson, Carlos Simon, Amir Eldan, Ian Swenson, Barbara Day Turner – and VC Artist Nikki Chooi.
ALEX ZHOU & JEFFREY LADEUR | TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO | 1ST MVT | 2018 KLEIN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 16-YEARS-OLD