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The 30th Annual Irving M. Klein International String Competition

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Irving M. Klein

One of the world’s most prestigious classical music competitions, this year’s Klein Competition features nine outstanding young string players from around the world, vying for over $20,000 in prizes and performance contracts. Learn more about the 2015 Semifinalists here.

Semifinals: Saturday, June 6, 10am – 4pm

25-minute programs including concerto movements, solo Bach, and a commissioned work by Paola Prestini. $10 general–$5 seniors–FREE students/youth

Finals: Sunday, June 7, 4pm

Three dynamic 35-minute recitals featuring well-loved sonata and concerto movements. Awards ceremony and reception will follow.
$20 general–$10 seniors/students/youth

Purchase tickets in advance and save 20%; weekend pass available. Online ticket purchase available here.
SF State Box Office: 415.338.2467

30th Klein Competition Celebration Concert

Tues, June 2, 7pm
Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Tickets: $40 general; $20 students; $100 premier seating and post-concert reception
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Join us for this special concert as we celebrate the upcoming 30th Irving M. Klein International String Competition. An all-star gathering of past prizewinners join forces for the Mendelssohn Octet, as well as the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia and other works. Featuring Frank Huang, violin (1st Prize 1999), Tessa Lark, violin (1st Prize 2008), David Kim, viola (2nd Prize 2004), the Amphion Quartet (which includes two Klein prizewinners), and David Requiro, cello (1st Prize 2006).