Semi-Finalists Introduced on the thirty seventh Klein Competitors


The San Francisco-based Klein Competitors has introduced the 9 finalists for the competitors’s 2022 version, who had been chosen from a listing of 112 candidates. They’re as follows:

  • Hayoung Choi, violin, 20 (KOREA).
    Attends McDuffie Heart for Strings and research with Amy Schwartz Moretti, Robert McDuffie, and David Kim
  • Sarah Chong, cello, 20 (CA).
    Attends the Bienen College of Music, and research with Hans Jørgen Jensen
  • Jacques Forestier, violin, 17 (CANADA).
    Attends Mt Royal Conservatory; pupil of Patinka Kopec
  • Emily Hwang, viola, 16 (CA).
    Attends San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-School; pupil of Dimitri Murrath
  • Andromeda Kepecs, violin, 18 (CA).
    Attends the Menlo College and research with David Chernyavsky
  • Gaeun Kim, cello, 20 (KOREA).
    Attends the Juilliard College; pupil of Richard Aaron, Gautier Capucon
  • Han Lee, cello, 22 (KOREA).
    Attends the Juilliard College; pupil of Joel Krosnick
  • Jaewon Wee, violin, 22 (KOREA).
    Attends New England Conservatory; pupil of Donald Weilerstein
  • Sean Yu, cello, 17 (NY).
    Attends the Juilliard College Pre-School; research with Minhye Clara Kim

The competitors, which has been working for over 35 years, is a outstanding nurturing floor for younger string gamers aged between 15 and 23. The competitors presents a complete of $30,000 price of prize cash, and in 2022, the gamers can be mentored by previous winner and VC Artist Tessa Lark.

In 2022, the jury can be comprised of Richard Aaron, Christopher Costanza, Francesca de Pasquale, Daniel Stewart, Ian Swensen, and Barbara Day Turner. This yr’s commissioned work can be written by composer Gloria Justen.

Earlier winners of the Klein competitors embody Jennifer Koh (1993), Vadim Gluzman (1993), Alban Gerhardt (1989), Tessa Lark (2008), and Nikki Chooi (2009).

The competitors’s semi-finals and finals can be streamed reside right here on The Violin Channel, ranging from 10 AM on Saturday, June 4, and from 3 PM on Sunday, June 5.


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