Sirena Huang of the U.S. Wins Gold Medal in Indianapolis Competition

September 24, 2022, 10:06 PM · INDIANAPOLIS – Sirena Huang has won the Gold Medal in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.

2022 Indianapolis Violin Competition laureates
Violinist Sirena Huang. Photo by Denis Kelly.

Here are the laureates:

Indy winners></div></P><P>Huang is the recipient of numerous accolades and awards, including First Prize at the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, winner of the New York Concert Artist Worldwide Debut Audition, Gold Medalist of the 6th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, top prize winner at the Singapore International Violin Competition and the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition. She has performed with ensembles including the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.</P><P>
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All six Laureates will also receive the opportunity to use one of several concert instruments in the IVCI collection, including the 1683 “ex-Gingold” Stradivari violin, until the next Quadrennial Competition in 2026.

The jury for this year's competition includes Jury President Jaime Laredo, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Ivan Chan, Jinjoo Cho, Yuzuko Horigome, Dong-Suk Kang, Cho-Liang Lin, Mihaela Martin, and Liviu Prunaru.

Founded in 1982 by Josef Gingold, Indianapolis has hosted ten competitions, occurring every every four years. This year's preliminaries began on Sept. 9 with 39 violinists between the ages of 19-29, representing 13 countries across five continents.

You can watch archived performances from the Indianapolis Competition on this page.

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