Applications are now open for the 10th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis – to be held in Indianapolis, United States from 31 August to 16 September, 2018.
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 $250,000 in prizes and awards will be presented to the 2018 laureates.
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 Laredo, Arnold Steinhardt, Pamela Frank, Cho-Liang Lin, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Dong-Suk Kang, Rodney Friend, Mihaela Martin and Kyoko Takezawa.
The final round will be performed with acclaimed American conductor Leonard Slatkin and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
“It is my pleasure and honor to have been invited to conduct the final round of this most prestigious of violin competitions ... having known IVCI Artistic Founder Josef Gingold, I cannot help but feel a connection to his legacy through this event,” Maestro Slatkin has said.
"I have no doubt that this next edition will produce yet another group of outstanding talents,” he has said.
For application details, visit: https://violin.org/2018-competition.
PHOTO: 2006 7TH QUADRENNIAL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION OF INDIANAPOLIS GOLD MEDALIST, VC ARTIST AUGUSTIN HADELICH