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Jeremy Tai, 2017 1st Prizewinner at Santa Cruz Symphony Jan 2019

Julian Rhee, Alex Zhou, Isabelle Ai Durrenberger

ISABELLE AI DURRENBERGER, 3rd prize winner 2018, with Young People's Symphony Orchestra Nov 3

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Strings à la carte a Great Success!

      a fabulous sunset soiree to benefit the California Music Center

CALIFORNIA MUSIC CENTER, the producer of the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, hosted Strings à la carte

on Saturday, September 8, 5:30-8PM on the 30th Floor at Salesforce East in San Francisco. 

Set in the exclusive Ohana floor with breathtaking sunset views of the bay, 125 guests enjoyed cocktails, light bites, awards ceremony honoring Bay Area arts champion and CMC board emerita Judith Preves Anderson, performances by prizewinner alumni Lisa Lee (violin, 1992) and Coleman Itzkoff (cello, 2016)  and 2018 1st Prizewinner Alex Zhou,pianist Jeffrey LaDeur.  

Coleman Itzkoff

Lisa Lee

Alex Zhou

Jeffrey LaDeur

Thanks to the generosity of our patrons $25,000 was raised to support the 34th Annual Klein Competition and our current and past prizewinners with cash awards, paid performances, and outreach and teaching opportunities in the Bay Area.

 Congratulations to the 2018 Winners

Alex Zhou, violin

Amnon Goldworth Memorial 1st Prize: Alex Zhou, violin
Elaine H. Klein 2nd Prize: Julian Rhee, violin
Milton Preves Memorial 3rd Prize: Isabelle Ai Durrenberger, violin
4th Prize: Jean Kim, cello
Jerry Lee Klein Memorial 4th Prize: Sophia Su, violin
Allen R. and Susan E. Weiss Memorial Prize for Best Performance of the Commissioned Work: Julian Rhee, violin
Pablo Casals Prize for Best Performance of Solo Bach, in memory of Harry Adams: Julian Rhee, violin

Photos by Carlin Ma

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