EDITOR'S NOTE: Updated Sunday with Special Prizes.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Richard Lin of the U.S. has won the Gold Medal in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.
Congratulations to all the laureates, who were named Saturday night following the last concert in the Finals. They are:
SPECIAL PRIZES (announced Sunday)
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 on Sept. 1 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.
The Indianapolis Competition also announced that it will buy two modern violins, chosen in its 21st Century Violin Search, to be loaned to two of the laureates for four years. The violins chosen were made by:
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