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30th Klein Competition!

Irving Mitchell Klein
Irving M. Klein

The 30th annual Irving M. Klein International String Competition will take place June 4-7, 2015 at San Francisco State University; San Francisco, CA.

Applications may be submitted beginning Monday, October 6, 2014 and must be received no later than Monday, February 2, 2015.
Details here.

2014 Klein Winners
2014 winners: Angela Wee, violin (3rd Prize), Zlatomir Fung, cello (1st Prize), and Charles Seo, cello (2nd Prize). Photo by Scott Chernis.

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, 8pm
Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Tickets: $40 general; $20 students; $100 premier seating and post-concert reception
Purchase tickets at EventBrite or call 415.252.1122
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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), Cathy Basrak, viola (1st Prize 1995), the Amphion Quartet (which includes two Klein prizewinners), and David Requiro, cello (1st Prize 2006).