It has been announced today that American violinist Pamela Frank has stood down from the jury of the 2014 9th International Violin Competition of Indianapolis – due to the illness of her father, renowned pianist Claude Frank.
Ms Frank's position will be replaced by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich – this year's competition commissioned composer.
Ms Zwilish, a composer and accomplished violinist, studied with Richard Burgin and Ivan Galamian - and performed for seven years as a member of the American Symphony Orchestra.
We wish Mr Frank a speedy recovery.
The quadrennial event will be held from the 5th to the 21st of September, in Indianapolis, USA – with 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.
This year's 40 competitors include VC ‘Young Artists’ Nikki Chooi, Yoo Jin Jang, Suyeon Kang, Dami Kim, Tessa Lark, Richard Lin, Yu-Chien Benny Tseng and Stephen Waarts.
Competition tickets for all rounds available now at: http://bit.ly/SJ9q3c - priced from just USD $15.
The Violin Channel will be providing on-the-ground rolling coverage of all 16 days – live from Indianapolis; you won’t miss a beat!