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

The 9 Semi-Finalists have been announced for the 2019 34th Irving M. Klein International String Competition

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 KohVadim Gluzman, Jennifer FrautschiRobert 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

 

 

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