Laureates of previous Indianapolis competitions include some of the most acclaimed and successful violinists of our day - among them: Augustin Hadelich, Leonidas Kavakos, Andrés Cárdenes, Ida Kavafian, Martin Beaver, Yuval Yaron, Soovin Kim, Frank Huang, David Kim, Tessa Lark, Benjamin Beilman, Simone Lamsma and the most recently in 2018, Richard Lin (pictured above). (And there are many more, read about them here.)
Violinists of all nationalities who will be at least 16 years of age and younger than 30 years of age at the time of the competition, and who are ready for a concert career, are invited to apply for this year's competition. Applicants will be informed by email no later than May 1 about acceptance. Up to 40 applicants will be accepted.
Prizes include cash awards for Gold Medalist ($75,000), Silver Medalist ($30,000), Bronze Medalist ($15,000), Fourth Place ($10,000), Fifth Place ($8,000) and Sixth Place ($6,000). Other prizes include the loan of a violin from the IVCI collection, including the “ex-Gingold” 1683 Stradivari violin for four years. Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalists will receive career management and international concert engagements, and The Gold Medalist will receive a Carnegie Hall recital debut at Stern Auditorium, a recording contract, plus website development and maintenance until the next quadrennial.
The Jury President for the 2022 competition will be Jaime Laredo.
The Indianapolis started in 1982 under the artistic leadership of longtime Indiana University Violin Professor Josef Gingold, to discover and nurture major violin talent. It takes place every four years.
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