The California Music Center nurtures the talents and careers of young musicians from around the world by assisting them with the development of professional and performance skills, encouraging their community involvement, and providing them performance opportunities and monetary support.

Congratulations to This Year’s Competition Winners

2016 Klein Competition Winners

Thanks to all 9 Semifinalists for sharing such wonderful music and spirit over the past few days.  

Here are the results for the 2016 Irving M. Klein International String Competition:
  • The Chamberlain Family 1st Prize: William Langlie-Miletich, bass
  • The Elaine H. Klein 2nd Prize: Coleman Itzkoff, cello
  • The Milton Preves Memorial 3rd Prize: Alina Kobialka, violin
  • The Jerry Lee Klein Memorial 4th Prize: Evin Blomberg, violin
  • The Harry Adams Memorial 5th Prize: Sarah Hall, violin
  • The Roman Goronok Scholarship: Coleman Itzkoff, cello
  • The Pablo Casals Prize for the Best Performance of Solo Bach: William Langlie-Miletich, bass
  • The Allen R. and Susan E. Weiss Memorial Prize for the Best Performance of the Commissioned Work: Coleman Itzkoff, cello
  • Semifinalist Prizes: Austin Haley Berman, violin; Dongmin Hyun, cello; Jacqueline Tso, violin; Maya Ramchandran, violin

The 2016  Competition Program Booklet

See what this year’s semifinalist played during the competition.