Thank you to our loyal supporters

The Klein Competition has benefited from the generosity of individuals, businesses and foundations who believe in the power of music and the strength of young musicians. These donors to the California Music Center help provide the opportunity of a lifetime for young musicians, for which we are enormously grateful.

California Music Center gratefully acknowledges the generosity of all of our donors. These gifts and pledges were received from May 17, 2017 through May 16, 2018. We apologize for any errors or omissions.

Foundation & Corporate Support

The Mervyn Brenner Foundation

The Sam Mazza Foundation

Intel Corporation

New Music America Commissioning Program: David Froom Commission for the 33rd Annual Irving M. Klein International String Competition was supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, The Fidelity Foundation, The Rogers & Hammerstein Foundation & Anonymous.

The Ross McKee Foundation

AmazonSmile Foundation
PayPal Giving Fund

Individual Support

The Kathleen E. Freeman Trust

Artistic Scholarship Fund for Inner City Youth
            in honor of Dr. Beverly Kobrin 

Ellis J. & Karen Alden
Judith & David Anderson
            in memory of Milton Preves
Katherine & Roy Bukstein
Ruth A. Short
Ognjen & Dr. Jenny Klein-Sosa

Alan & Corinne Barkin
Susan Bates
MyungJu Yeo & Andrew Bradford
Elizabeth Clinch
            in memory of Irving Klein
Connemara Fund
Tom Driscoll & Nancy Quinn
Alice Galenson & Lou Thompson
Peter Gelfand & Sharon Childress
Elaine Klein
Richard Lenon & Leslie Hsu
Dexter & Kathie Lowry
Rebecca McCray
Doug McLean
Loretta O’Connell

Eileen & Joel Birnbaum
Richard Diehl
Richard Festinger
Michael Gelfand
Donald & Meg Germentian
Maria Klein
Sharon Nickodem
Margrit Rinderknecht & Dick Siemon
Daechul Sohn
Marcy Straw & Mark Westlund
            in memory of George Cleve
Baird Whaley
            in memory of Mary Ann Whaley
Patricia Whaley & Mitchell Klein
Warren George Weis Jr.
            in memory of Warren and Catherine Weis
Elizabeth Wright

Barbara Bessey
Stanley J. Dirks
George & Maria Erdli
Adriana Farkouh
Roland Feller Violin Makers
Catherine Conway Honig
Jerome Guillen
Kevin Jim
Mark Kosower
Myra Levenson
Melvin & Donna Margolis
Joan Shiva
Randall Weiss
            in memory of Susan & Allen Weiss, and in honor of Mitch Klein

Linda Chang
Tom & Tricia Hall
Emily Langlie
Jaime & Sharon Laredo
Elizabeth E. Pataki
Rebecca Peters
Ian Swensen

Reid & Laura Becker
Lydia Bernhardt
Paula Blank
Patrick Chye & Patricia Ferrari
William Clancey
Eleanor Cohen
Doris Davis
Helen & Eugene Galvin
Eric & Paula Gillett
Judith M. Hartnett
Lynn Hastings
David Hill
Dale & Clarice Horlick
Susan Kaplan
Ellen Lapham
Marcia L. Leonhardt
Devada Littauer
Karen Lundberg
Elizabeth J. Matchett & Richard Vaughan
            in honor of Dr. Stanley Hanfling
Betsy Morgenthaler
Birgit P. Moyer
Lambert & Janice Orkis
Allan Peskin
Virginia & David Pollard
Mary Ann & Laurence E Rosier
Mona Reisman Schoen
Edward & Delynn Schor
Janet Weinstein
Marilyn J. Zupnik

In-Kind Gifts
Bonny & Mike Armacost
Davidson Bidwell & Edwin Waite
Doris Davis
Detati Communications
Tom Driscoll & Nancy Quinn
Richard Festinger
Peter Gelfand & Sharon Childress
Mitchell Sardou Klein & Patricia Whaley
Dexter & Kathie Lowry
Marina & Ben Nelson
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Ruth Short
Fred Spitz
Mark Westlund

Special thanks to those hosting 2018 Semifinalists:
Susan Bates, Helen and Gene Galvin, Dexter & Kathie Lowry, and Ruth Short.

Support the CMC

Donate Online Now!

If you would like to make a credit card donation over the phone, please call CMC at 415.252.1122.


Mail a donation check to:

California Music Center
150 Sutter St #262
San Francisco, CA 94104

Thank you for supporting California Music Center, producer of the Klein String Competition.