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Special Prizes and Gala Closing Ceremony in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

Laurie Niles

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Published: September 22, 2014 at 3:33 AM [UTC]

The gorgeous Scottish Rite Cathedral in downtown Indianapolis was the backdrop for closing ceremonies in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, during which various laureates performed and received awards on Sunday.

Highlights of the performance included first-place medalist Jinjoo Cho laying down the ferociously difficult Waxman "Carman Fantasy" with ease and finesse; Tessa Lark reprising her excellent Ysaye Sonata No. 5; Ji Young Lim and pianist Rohan De Silva playing a sensitive and elegant Mozart Sonata, K. 301; Dami Kim and pianist Nelson Padgett playing Beethoven's Sonata No. 3 with satisfying precision; Ji Young Lim playing Wieniawski "Polonaise" and You Jin Jang playing a gorgeously expressive Valse Sentimentale by Tchaikovsky.

Below is a list of all prizes and awards in the 2014 IVCI.

Scottish Rite
Jinjoo Cho plays Waxman's "Carmen Fantasy"

Best Performance of a Romantic or Post-Romantic Concerto, Jinjoo Cho: $5,000
Best Performance of a Classical Concerto, Dami Kim: $2,500
Best Performance of a Bach Work, Jinjoo Cho: $1,000
Best Performance of a Mozart Sonata (Violinist), Ji Young Lim: $1,000
Best Performance of a Mozart Sonata (Pianist), Rohan De Silva: $1,000
Best Performance of a violin-piano sonata (other than Beethoven) from the Semi-Finals, Yoo Jin Jang: $1,500
Best Performance of a Beethoven Sonata (Violinist), Dami Kim: $1,000
Best Performance of a Beethoven Sonata (Pianist), Nelson Padgett: $1,000
Best Performance of the commissioned work, "Fantasy for Solo Violin" by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Tessa Lark: $1,000
Best Performance of an encore piece, Suyeon Kang: $1,000
Best three performances of the Paganini Caprices, Nancy Zhou ($1,000), Ayana Tsuji ($750), Jinjoo Cho ($500)
Best Performance of an Ysaye Sonata, Tessa Lark: $1,000

Gold Medalist, Jinjoo Cho, 26, of South Korea: $30,000, four-year loan of the 1683 "Gingold" Stradivari, and a gold-mounted Tourte-Voirin model Berg bow valued at $8,000.
Silver Medalist, Tessa Lark, 25, of the United States: $15,000
Bronze Medalist, Ji Young Lim, 19, of South Korea: $10,000
Fourth Place, Dami Kim, 25, of South Korea: $7,000
Fifth Place, Yoo Jin Jang, 23, of South Korea : $6,000
Sixth Place, Ji Yoon Lee, 22, of South Korea: $5,000

Remaining 10 Semi-Finalists, Nancy Zhou, Yu-Chien Tseng, Ayana Tsuji, Stephen Waarts, Stephen Kim, Kristi Gjezi, Bomsori Kim, Suyeon Kang, Ji-Won Song, Christine Lim: $1,000 each

Here are the archived performances), if you wish to listen to their playing.

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