BREAKING | Semi-Finalists Announced at 2018 Indianapolis International Violin Competition

The 16 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2018 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis - including 5 VC Young Artists

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The 16 Semi-Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, in Indianapolis, United States – including 5 VC Young Artists.

The 2018 Semi-Finalists are:

  • VC Young Artist Ioana Cristina Goicea (25, Romania)
  • VC Young Artist Luke Hsu (28, United States)
  • VC Young Artist Richard Lin (27, Taiwan/United States)
  • VC Young Artist Fedor Rudin (26, France)
  • VC Young Artist Ji Won Song (25, South Korea)
  • Elli Choi (16, United States)
  • Risa Hokamura (17, Japan)
  • Fabiola Kim (27, United States)
  • Gyehee Kim (25, South Korea)
  • Stephen Kim (22, United States)
  • Shannon Lee (26, United States/Canada)
  • Fumika Mohri (24, Japan)
  • Elly Suh (29, South Korea/United States)
  • Saki Tozawa (17, Japan)
  • Mayumi Kanagawa (24, United States)
  • Anna Lee (23, United States)

Open to violinists of any nationality aged between 16 and 29 who are ready to embark on an international career, the 2018 gold medalist will receive USD $30,000, a Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium recital debut and international concert engagements – plus career management and the 4 year use of the 1683 ‘ex-Gingold’ Stradivarius violin.

A total of more than US $250,000 in prizes and awards will be presented to the 2018 laureates.

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST IOANA CRISTINA GOICEA & CHIH-YI CHEN | 2018 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | OPENING ROUND | 25-YEARS OLD

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST LUKE HSU & CHIH-YI CHEN | 2018 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | OPENING ROUND | 28-YEARS OLD

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST RICHARD LIN & AKIRA EGUCHI | 2018 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | OPENING ROUND | 27-YEARS OLD

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST FEDOR RUDIN & THOMAS HOPPE | 2018 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | OPENING ROUND | 26-YEARS OLD

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST JI WON SONG & THOMAS HOPPE | 2018 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | OPENING ROUND | 25-YEARS OLD

 

ELI CHOI & ROHAN DE SILVA | 2018 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | OPENING ROUND | 16-YEARS OLD

 

RISA HOKAMURA & ROHAN DE SILVA | 2018 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | OPENING ROUND | 17-YEARS OLD

 

FABIOLA KIM & AKIRA EGUCHI | 2018 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | OPENING ROUND | 27-YEARS OLD

 

GYEHEE KIM & ROHAN DE SILVA | 2018 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | OPENING ROUND | 25-YEARS OLD

 

STEPHEN KIM & CHIH-YI CHEN | 2018 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | OPENING ROUND | 22-YEARS OLD

 

SHANNON LEE & AKIRA EGUCHI | 2018 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | OPENING ROUND | 26-YEARS OLD

 

FUMIKA MOHRI & THOMAS HOPPE | 2018 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | OPENING ROUND | 24-YEARS OLD

 

ELLY SUH & THOMAS HOPPE | 2018 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | OPENING ROUND | 29-YEARS OLD

 

SAKI TOZAWA & THOMAS HOPPE | 2018 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | OPENING ROUND | 17-YEARS OLD

 

MAYUMI KANAGAWA & ROHAN DE SILVA | 2018 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | OPENING ROUND | 24-YEARS OLD

 

ANNA LEE & CHIH-YI CHEN | 2018 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | OPENING ROUND | 23-YEARS OLD

 

Previous major prize winners include: Leonidas Kavakos, Judith Ingolfsson, Sergey Khachatryan, Simone Lamsma, Mihaela Martin, Ida Kavafian – and VC Artists Augustin Hadelich, Tessa Lark, Ji Young Lim, Yoojin Jang and Benjamin Beilman.

The 2018 jury will comprise: Jury President and Artistic Director Jaime LaredoArnold SteinhardtPamela FrankCho-Liang LinDmitry SitkovetskyDong-Suk KangRodney FriendMihaela Martin and Kyoko Takezawa.

As the competition’s official 2018 international media partner, The Violin Channel will be providing exclusive rolling-coverage – live from the venue.

 

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