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30th Klein Competition Semifinalists

We’re very excited to announce the Semifinalists for the 30th annual Irving M. Klein International String Competition, which will take place June 6-7, 2015 at San Francisco State University. (Ages listed are at the time of the Competition.)


Ari Evan, cello
Age 22, Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), studies with Hans Jørgen Jensen

Erika Gray, viola
Age 19, Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia PA), studies with Roberto Diaz

Oliver Herbert, cello
Age 17, Colburn School Music Academy (Los Angeles, CA), studies with Clive Greensmith

Ariel Horowitz, violin
Age 18, The Juilliard School (New York, NY), studies with Itzhak Perlman

Kyung Ah Oh, violin
Age 22, Cleveland Institute of Music (Cleveland, OH), studies with Joan Kwuon

Isabella Perron, violin
Age 15, Mount-Royal University Conservatory (Calgary, Alberta, Canada), studies with William VanderSloot

Emily Shehi, violin
Age 16, Olathe East High School (Olathe, KS) studies with Noah Geller

Ji Won Song, violin
Age 22, Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia, PA), studies with Ida Kavafian

Kelly Talim, violin
Age 19, Columbia University–The Juilliard School (New York, NY), studies with Li Lin






2014-15 Prizewinner Concerts

Leading up to the 30th Klein Competition in June 2015, we have a packed calendar of concerts featuring past prizewinners This includes CMC-produced house concerts as well as orchestral appearances and recitals with our partner presenters. See the entire calendar here.

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).