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Backstage at the Klein International String Competition, From the Top introduces you to the 2022 winner, 11/13 @ 5pm

Gaeun Kim playing in the finals
image taken by Martyn Selman By Newswire on 6 June 2022
Gaeun Kim playing in the finals

First prize at the 37th Irving M. Klein International String Competitionhas been awarded to 20-year-old cellist Gaeun Kim. You'll meet her and hear her award-winning performance.

11/6 Orli Shaham hosts this episode that features violinist Alba Gilabert-Reid performing Czardas by Vittorio Monti; violinist Ella Saputra performs T'filah by Lera Auerbach; flutist Diego Arias plays music by Philippe Gaubert; pianist Masanobu Pires performs an arrangement The Lark by Mikhail Glinka; and harpist Izabella Tu plays a Sonatina by François Joseph Naderman.

11/13 From the 2022 Irving M. Klein International String Competition in San Francisco we’ll go backstage with the young string players, hear the stories of the players who’ve made it to the semi-finals, and of course, we’ll wrap up the show with the final prize announcement. Competitors include violinists Hayoung Choi, Jacques Forestier, Andromeda Kepecs, Jaewon Wee, and Gaeun Kim; violist Emily Hwang and cellist Han Lee.

11/20 This week we hear sisters Philina and Nickita Zhang perform a Sonata for Violin and Piano by Mozart; cellist Elijah de la Motte performs Seranade Espagnole by Alexander Glazunov; violist Nicolette Sullivan-Cozza performs excerpts from a sonata by Henri Vieuxtemps; pianist Natalie Zhang, plays a Nocturne Frédéric Chopin; and cellist Quenton Blache performs Rustiana by Quenton Blache.

11/27 This week we hear a mambo for harp performed by Julia Gomez; one of Debussy’s earliest works by cellist Ari Webb; the spiritual Troubled Water arranged by composer Margaret Bonds and performed by pianist Adrian King; trombonist Orlandis Mais performs music by Nicola Ferro; Cole Gregory plays Harold Arlen’s Over the Rainbow arranged for marimba; and a fiddle finale with 12-year-old national champion Noah Goebel.

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