Written by Laurie Niles
Published: September 22, 2014 at 3:33 AM [UTC]
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.
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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