Winners Introduced on the thirty seventh Klein Worldwide String Competitors

(Photograph courtesy: Klein Competitors)


The competitors, which has been operating for 37 years, is a distinguished 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 had been mentored by previous winner and VC Artist Tessa Lark.

First prize winner Korean cellist Gaeun Kim will obtain $13,000 and efficiency contracts with the Peninsula and Santa Cruz Symphonies, Gualala Arts Chamber Music Collection, and Music within the Vineyards. She was additionally awarded the Pablo Casals Prize for greatest efficiency of Bach.

A pupil on the Juilliard College underneath the tutelage of Richard Aaron and Gautier Capucon, Kim’s profitable program included actions from the Shostakovich Sonata in D minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 40 and Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33.

Beforehand, Kim has gained first prize on the 2012 Antonio Janigro Competitors, Liezen Worldwide Competitors, and David Popper Worldwide Cello Competitors. She was chosen as a “Samsung Rising Star” and certainly one of “30 rising stars in Tradition & Arts Business on Republic of Korea.” Gaeun was the youngest participant within the 2018 Isang-Yun Worldwide Competitors and the 2019 XVI Tchaikovsky Worldwide Competitors.

Second Prize and $6,300 went to 22-year-old violinist Jaewon Wee. The prize additionally contains efficiency contracts with the San Jose Chamber Orchestra, amongst others. A present pupil of Donald Weilerstein on the New England Conservatory, she was additionally awarded additionally gained the Weiss prize for Finest Efficiency of the Commissioned Work.

Third Prize and $2,500 was awarded to 18-year-old violinist Andromeda Kepecs. She’s going to enter Columbia College to review with Li Lin within the Columbia-Juilliard Program.

Two Fourth Prizes of $1,500 every went to violinists Jacques Forestier and Hayoung Choi

As semifinalists, violist Emily Hwang and cellist Han Lee obtained $1,000.

In 2022, the jury was comprised of Richard Aaron, Christopher Costanza, Francesca de Pasquale, Daniel Stewart, Ian Swensen, and Barbara Day Turner. Composer Gloria Justen wrote this 12 months’s fee.

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

The competitors’s finals had been streamed dwell right here on The Violin Channel.