26 year old JinJoo Cho, from the South Korea has just minutes ago been awarded 1st prize at the 2014 9th International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.
2nd Prize was awarded to VC 'Young Artist' 25 year old Tessa Lark, from the United States – and 3rd prize to 19 year old Ji Young Lim, from South Korea.
4th Prize was awarded to 25 year old VC 'Young Artist' Dami Kim from South Korea, 5th prize to 23 year old VC 'Young Artist' Yoo Jin Jang from South Korea - and 6th prize to 22 year old Ji Yoon Lee from South Korea.
A student of Jaime Laredo at the Cleveland Institute of Music, JinJoo is a former 1st prize winner at the Montreal, Buenos Aires, Schoenfeld and Stulberg International Violin Competitions.
“I am very surprised, but very ecstatic...” JinJoo has told The Violin Channel, “... I'm really hopeful this will give me more opportunities to play - and share more of me.”
JinJoo will receive USD $30,000, a number of international concert engagements, including a Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium recital debut, 4 years of career and concert management – and the 4 year loan of the 1683 ‘ex-Gingold’ Stradivarius.
2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Gold Medalist: 26 year old, Jinjoo Cho, from South Korea
2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Silver Medalist: 25 year old, VC 'Young Artist' Tessa Lark, from the United States
2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Bronze Medalist: 19 year old, Ji Young Lim, from the South Korea