Richard Lin of the U.S./Taiwan Wins Gold Medal in Indianapolis Competition
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:
- Gold Medal ($30,000): Richard Lin, 27, of the U.S./Taiwan
- Silver Medal ($15,000): Risa Hokamura, 17, of Japan
- Bronze Medal ($10,000): Luke Hsu, 28, of the U.S.
- Fourth Place ($7,000): Anna Lee, 23, of the U.S.
- Fifth Place ($6,000): Ioana Cristina Goicea, 25, of Romania
- Sixth Place ($5,000): Shannon Lee, 26, of the U.S./Canada
L-R: 2018 Indianapolis competition laureates Anna Lee, Shannon Lee, Ioana Cristina Goicea, Luke Hsu, Risa Hokamura and Richard Lin. Photo by Denis Ryan Kelly Jr.
SPECIAL PRIZES (announced Sunday)
- Best Performance of Bach ($1,000): Luke Hsu
- Best Performances of Paganini Caprices or Paganiniana:
- ($1,000): Richard Lin
- ($750): Elly Suh
- ($500): Risa Hokamura
- Best Performance of an Encore Work ($1,000): Elly Suh
- Best Performance of a Mozart Sonata ($1,000): Luke Hsu, violin and Chih-Yi Chen, piano
- Best Performance of a Beethoven Sonata ($1,000): Anna Lee, violin and Chih-Yi Chen, piano
- Best Performance of William Bolcom's Suite No. 3 for Solo Violin ($1,000): Stephen Kim
- Best Performance of an Ysaÿe Sonata ($1,000): Shannon Lee
- Best Performance of a Sonata (not Beethoven) ($1,000): Anna Lee
- Best Performance of a Kreisler Encore ($1,000): Richard Lin
- Best Performance of a Classical Concerto ($2,500): Anna Lee
- Best Performance of a Concerto in the Finals ($5,000): Richard Lin
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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