Klein Competition to Move from SF State to San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Thursday, November 12, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- “With the increasing national prominence of the SF Conservatory, a collaboration with one of the most prominent string competitions in the world seemed a perfect fit,” e-mails conductor Mitchell Sardou Klein, founding artistic director of the Klein Competition. “After 30 years of a fine collaboration with San Francisco State University,” he says, the competition has the chance of “developing a home at the center of San Francisco’s musical culture, both in terms of reaching a wider audience, and providing our world-class performers access to the Conservatory’s facilities, student body and reputation.” Thankfully, San Francisco State, renowned for its performing arts, film and visual arts traditions, is still home to the great Alexander String Quartet, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary as ensemble-in-residence at State, where it directs the vital Morrison Chamber Music Center.