The candidate order has today been released for the Semi-Final Round of the 2014 9th International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, in Indianapolis, USA.
Live web streaming will be available and The Violin Channel will be providing exclusive, on-the-ground rolling coverage – live from the venue.
You won’t miss a beat!
Friday September 12th
Nancy Zhou (21, United States)
VC ‘Young Artist’ Yu-Chien Benny Tseng (20, Taiwan)
Ayana Tsuji (16, Japan)
VC ‘Young Artist’ Tessa Lark (25, United States)
Saturday September 13th
Jinjoo Cho (26, South Korea)
VC ‘Young Artist’ Stephen Waarts (18, United States/Netherlands)
Stephen Kim (18, United States)
Ji Yoon Lee (22, South Korea)
Sunday September 14th
Ji Young Lim (19, South Korea)
Kristi Gjezi (24, France)
VC ‘Young Artist’ Yoo Jin Jang (23, South Korea)
Bomsori Kim (24, South Korea)
Monday September 15th
VC ‘Young Artist’ Suyeon Kang (25, Australia)
Ji-Won Song (21, South Korea)
VC ‘Young Artist’ Dami Kim (25, South Korea)
Christine Lim (19, United States/South Korea)
On-demand video streaming of the Preliminary Round is available at: http://bit.ly/WW963j
For the Semi-Final stage, each candidate will present a Beethoven Violin & Piano Sonata, a Romantic/20th Century Violin & Piano Sonata, this year’s set work ‘Fantasy for Solo Violin by American composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich – and a virtuosic violin showpiece.
6 finalists will progress to the Final round – to be held from September 17th to the 20th.
The 1st prize winner to 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 year’s Semi-Final stage will include 6 VC ‘Young Artists’ – Yoo Jin Jang, Suyeon Kang, Dami Kim, Tessa Lark, Yu-Chien Benny Tseng and Stephen Waarts.
Venue competition tickets are available at: http://bit.ly/SJ9q3c – priced from just USD $15.
Previous prize winners include: VC ‘Young Artists’ – Sergey Khachatryan, Augustin Hadelich, Bella Hristova, Clara-Jumi Kang, Soyoung Yoon, Benjamin Beilman and Andrey Baranov.