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Semi-finalists announced for 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

Laurie Niles

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Published: September 11, 2014 at 1:00 AM [UTC]

Sixteen semi-finalists have been announced in the 2014 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. They are:


Nancy Zhou Nancy Zhou, 21, United States

Yu-Chien Tseng Yu-Chien Tseng, 20, Taiwan

Ayana Tsuji Ayana Tsuji, 16, Japan

Tessa Lark Tessa Lark, 25, United States

Jinjoo Cho Jinjoo Cho, 26, South Korea

Stephen Waarts Stephen Waarts, 18, United States/Netherlands

Stephen Kim Stephen Kim, 18, United States

Ji Yoon Lee Ji Yoon Lee, 22, South Korea

Ji Young Lim Ji Young Lim, 19, South Korea

Kristi Gjezi Kristi Gjezi, 24, France

Yoo Jin Jang Yoo Jin Jang, 23, South Korea

Bomsori Kim Bomsori Kim, 24, South Korea

Suyeon Kang Suyeon Kang, 25, Australia

Ji-Won Song Ji-Won Song, 21, South Korea

Dami Kim Dami Kim, 25, South Korea

Christine Lim Christine Lim, 19, United States/South Korea

Congratulations to these accomplished young musicians!

The Semi-Finals begin Friday at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time. Repertoire for the Semi-Finals includes: Beethoven Sonata; Late-Romantic or Modern Sonata; Tone Poem/Concert piece; Commissioned work: "Fantasy for Solo Violin" by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.

Click here for Live-Streaming.

Keep reading for continuing coverage of the IVCI. I will be Indianapolis to cover the finals next week.

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From John A
Posted on September 11, 2014 at 6:58 AM
Bravo to those who moved on.
From Seraphim Protos
Posted on September 11, 2014 at 2:26 PM
I've been a fan of Tessa Lark since I saw her (14 years old) on Violin Masterclass site:

From Laurie Niles
Posted on September 11, 2014 at 4:01 PM
Wonderful things happen when people keep working on their sautille! Fun to see that old clip!
From Sung-Duk Song
Posted on September 11, 2014 at 11:40 PM
Little surprised that Shannon Lee didn't make it to semi finals
Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:17 AM
Jinjoo is in the semifinals
From Nancy Chattan
Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:49 AM
I was confused by a couple of people not going through as well as some who did.
Posted on September 12, 2014 at 9:11 AM
The competition has done its work already . It has shown us Ermir Abeshi and Shannon Lee. Both have a big future.
From John Cadd
Posted on September 12, 2014 at 5:40 PM
No Ermir Abeshi or Shannon Lee? I demand a recount .
From Ramón G Castañeda
Posted on September 13, 2014 at 6:10 PM
Impossible to miss Stephen Waarts in that group photo, even at first glance. :-)
Hope the rest of his performances will rise to the same level as his physical stature does.
Hartelike gelukwensen, meneer Waarts!

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