Klein International String Competition (June 5-6)
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June 5-6, 10AM Pacific both days
Celebrating 36 years of helping the world’s top young string musicians gain prominence in the competitive world of classical music, the Irving M. Klein International String Competition, produced by the California Music Center, airs starting 10AM Sat 6/5 and 10AM Sun 6/6 followed by an awards ceremony. Nine semifinalists play programs of solo Bach, a work commissioned for the Klein and accompanied concertos and sonatas, competing for cash prizes totaling $20,000 and performance contracts. Violinist Tessa Lark, 2008 winner, co-hosts with Klein Artistic Director Mitchell Sardou Klein.
Selected from 128 entrants representing 16 nationalities, the 2021 semifinalists showcase the exceptional talent from top teachers and conservatories in North America:
-KEONI BOLDING, viola; 23 (Telford PA) The Juilliard School; student of Hsin-Yun Huang and Cynthia Phelps.
-RIA HONDA, violin; 20 (Japan) Columbia University/The Juilliard School; student of Li Lin.
-GRACE HUH, violin; 18 (San Jose CA) San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division; student of Ian Swensen.
-YUCHEN LU, viola; 22 (Hefei, China) The Juilliard School; student of Carol Rodland.
-BOBBY PARK, violin; 15 (Seoul, South Korea) The Juilliard School Pre-College Division; student of Catherine Cho and Donald Weilerstein.
-SERIN PARK, violin; 17 (New York NY); The Juilliard School Pre-College Division; student of Catherine Cho.
-SORY PARK, violin; 21 (Gwangju, South Korea) New England Conservatory; student of Soovin Kim.
-WILLIAM TAN, cello; 16 (Hinsdale, IL); student of Hans Jorgen Jensen.
-DYLAN WU, cello; 17 (Manhasset, MY) The Juilliard School Pre-College Division; student of Clara Kim.
The Klein Competition is open to musicians between ages 15 and 23. It is considered one of the most prestigious classical music competitions in the world, and is recognized for the high caliber of the contestants, its unique, nurturing environment, and its commitment to the commissioning of new works.
Presented by California Music Center