Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich to Replace Pamela Frank On Indianapolis Competition Jury

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Indianapolis International Violin Competition Cover

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 JangSuyeon Kang, Dami KimTessa LarkRichard LinYu-Chien Benny Tseng and Stephen Waarts.

Competition tickets for all rounds available now at: - 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!