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

Julian Rhee, Alex Zhou, Isabelle Ai Durrenberger

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Strings à la carte

      a fabulous sunset soiree to benefit the California Music Center

CALIFORNIA MUSIC CENTER, the producer of the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, will host 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, you’ll enjoy 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, a tempting silent auction*… and a little fun!  JUST ADDED: pianist Jeffrey LaDeur!

Coleman Itzkoff

Lisa Lee

Alex Zhou

Jeffrey LaDeur

Proceeds will 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.



VIP Access includes private 5PM reception with the artists – $150

General Admission – $100    Under 30 – $75


Capacity is limited – RSVP BY AUGUST 31st!

* Auction items include tickets to SF Opera and Cal Shakes, a stay at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, St. George Spirits Tour & Tasting, 1-month membership at Equinox SF, EVO Spa experience, and many more!

 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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