VC LIVE | 2022 Klein International String Competition Semi-Final Round [WATCH]

The Semi-Final Round of the competition will be streamed live on The Violin Channel on June 4 at 1PM EST

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We're coming to you from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music this weekend for the Semi-Final and Final Rounds of the 37th Klein International String Competition.

The competition, which has been running for over 35 years, is a prominent nurturing ground for young string players aged between 15 and 23. The competition offers a total of $30,000 worth of prize money, and in 2022, the players will be mentored by past winner and VC Artist Tessa Lark.

In 2022, the jury will be comprised of Richard AaronChristopher CostanzaFrancesca de PasqualeDaniel StewartIan Swensen, and Barbara Day Turner. This year's commissioned work will be written by composer Gloria Justen.

Previous winners of the Klein competition include Jennifer Koh (1993), Vadim Gluzman (1993), Alban Gerhardt (1989), Tessa Lark (2008), and Nikki Chooi (2009).

Watch the semi-final livestream here.

 

1:05 PM EST - Violinist Andromeda Kepecs (18, United States) | Pianist Allegra Chapman

        • Bach | Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003, Grave

        • Justen | Travel of Modes for Solo Violin

        • Bartók | Violin Concerto No. 2 BB 117, Allegro Moderato

 

1:30 PM EST - Cellist Gaeun Kim (20, Korea) | Pianist Allegra Chapman

        • Bach | Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008: Prelude, Courante

        • Tchaikovsky | Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33, Thema & Variations 1, 2, 3, 7

        • Justen | Variations for Solo Cello

 

2:05 PM EST - Violinist Jacques Forestier (17, Canada) | Pianist Miles Graber

        • Bach | Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001, Adagio

        • Sibelius | Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

        • Justen: Allegro Moderato Travel of Modes for Solo Violin

 

2:30 PM EST - Violinist Hayoung Choi (20, Korea) | Pianist Allegra Chapman

        • Bach | Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001, Fuga

        • Justen | Travel of Modes for Solo Violin

        • Paganini | Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6, Allegro maestoso

 

4:15 PM EST - Violist Emily Hwang (16, United States) | Pianist Miles Graber

        • Walton | Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, Andante Comodo & Vivo, con molto preciso

        • Bach | Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010, Prelude & Courante

        • Justen | Time Travel Variations for Solo Viola

 

4:40 PM EST - Cellist Han Lee (22, Korea) | Pianist Miles Graber

        • Bach | Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008, Prelude & Courante

        • Justen | Variations for Solo Cello

        • Haydn | Concerto No. 2 in D Major for cello and orchestra, Op. 101, Allegro Moderato

 

5:05 PM EST - Violinist Jaewon Wee (22, Korea) | Pianist Miles Graber

        • Bach | Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001, Fuga

        • Justen | Travel of Modes for Solo Violin

        • Sibelius | Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47, Allegro Moderato