Jeremy Tai Wins 32nd Annual Irving M. Klein International String Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The first prize of the 32nd Annual Irving M. Klein International String Competition, carrying a purse of $13,000, has been awarded to cellist Jeremy Tai. (more...)

Bassist William Langlie-Miletich Wins 31st Annual Klein Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

The first prize of the 31st Annual Irving M. Klein International String Competition, carrying a purse of $13,000, has been awarded to 19-year-old bassist  William Langlie-Miletich, the first-ever bassist to be awarded the top prize. The Competition Finals were held the evening of Friday, June 3 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and included four competitors advancing from the Semifinals the previous day, an original group of nine. Langlie-Miletich's winning program for the final round included select movements of J.S. Bach's Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007, Johannes Brahms' Sonata No. 1, Op. 38, and Giovanni Bottesini's Double Bass Concerto No. 2 in B Minor. The second prize goes to cellist Coleman Itzkoff, third prize goes to violinist Alina Kobialka, and fourth prize goes to violinist Evin Blomberg. (more...)