We are here in Indianapolis to cover the Finals, which will take place in two parts. For the Classical Finals Wednesday and Thursday, Finalists are required to each play one classical concert (choosing from among Mozart's five violin concerto or Haydn Violin Concerto No. 1) with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO). On Friday and Saturday, each Finalist must play a major violin concerto with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Click here to watch the live stream for any of those performances and to catch up on any performances you missed click here for the archived videos. Check back with Violinist.com for news and reviews.
Members of the 2018 Indianapolis competition jury include Jaime Laredo (President), Pamela Frank, Mihaela Martin, Kyoko Takezawa, Cho-Liang Lin, Arnold Steinhardt, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Dong-Suk Kang and Rodney Friend.
Founded in 1982 by Josef Gingold, Indianapolis has hosted nine competitions, occurring every every four years, naming a total of 54 laureates from 22 countries. This year's preliminaries began with 38 violinists from 13 countries, ranging in age from 16 to 29. For the 2018 Competition, the IVCI received 123 applications from 25 countries.
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