Finalists Announced at Indianapolis International Violin Competition - Including 3 VC 'Young Artists'


The 6 Finalists, have just minutes ago, been announced at the 2014 9th International Violin Competition of Indianapolis – including 3 VC ‘Young Artists’.

This year’s 6 Finalists are:

VC ‘Young Artist’ Tessa Lark (25, United States), VC ‘Young Artist’ Yoo Jin Jang (23, South Korea), VC ‘Young Artist’ Dami Kim (25, South Korea), Jinjoo Cho (26, South Korea), Ji Yoon Lee (22, South Korea) and Ji Young Lim (19, South Korea).

Tessa Lark Ellen Hwangbo IndianapolisVC 'Young Artist' Tessa Lark, from the United States - with piano collaborator, Ellen Hwangbo

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VC 'Young Artist' Yoo Jin Jang, from South Korea - with piano collaborator, Thomas Hoppe
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 VC 'Young Artist' Dami Kim, from South Korea - with piano collaborator, Nelson Padgett
JinJoo Cho Rohan De Silva Indianapolis  Jin Joo Cho, from South Korea - with piano collaborator, Rohan de Silva
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Ji Yoon Lee, from South Korea - with piano collaborator, Thomas Hoppe
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Ji Young Lim, from South Korea - with piano collaborator, Rohan de Silva


On-demand video streaming of the Preliminary and Semi-Final Rounds are available at:

For the Final round, each candidate will present a Mozart or Haydn Violin Concerto and a Major Romantic or 20th Century Violin Concerto – to be held on the evenings of the 17th to the 20th of September.

The 1st prize winner 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.

The Violin Channel will continue to provide on-the-ground extended coverage of all 16 days – live from the venues.

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Semi-Finalists Announced at Indianapolis Competition – Including 6 VC ‘Young Artists’


Cover Image Credit: Denis Ryan Kelly