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International Violin Competition of Indianapolis announces its 2014 participants

Robert Niles

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Published: June 11, 2014 at 3:18 PM [UTC]

The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis has announced this year's participants for the quadrennial competition, which will be held September 5-21, 2014.

The participants are:
Stella ChenF21American
Daniel ChoM21American
Jinjoo ChoF26Korean
Jung Min ChoiF20Korean
Nikki ChooiM25Canadian
Luosha FangF25Chinese
Kristi GjeziM24French
Fangyue HeF27Chinese
Ui-Youn HongF27Korean
Petteri IivonenM27Finnish
Yoo Jin JangF23Korean
Tianyun JiaF24Chinese
Wonyoung JungF28Korean
Suyeon KangF 25Australian
Nadir KhashimovM24American
Bomsori KimF24Korean
Dami KimF25Korean
Stephen KimM18American
Mariya KrasnyukF25Ukrainian
Tessa LarkF25American
Ji Yoon LeeF22Korean
Shannon LeeF22American
Youjin LeeF19Korean
Christine LimF19Korean / American
Ji Young LimF19Korean
Richard LinM23Taiwanese/ American
Jennifer LiuF22American
Vladyslava LuchenkoF26Ukrainian
Dominika PrzechF28Polish
Anna SavkinaF20Russian
Andrea SegarF28American
Ji-Won SongF21Korean
Chiharu TakiF27Japanese
Yu-Chien TsengM20Taiwanese
Ayana TsujiF16Japanese
Danbi UmF24Korean
Stephen WaartsM18American / Dutch
Andi ZhangF22Chinese
Nancy ZhouF21American
Areta ZhullaF28Greek

Photos available here. The ninth Indianapolis competition attracted 179 applicants from 31 countries. Of the 40 selected to move on to Indianapolis, 31 are women and 9 are men, with Korea sending 13 participants, followed by the United States with nine and China with 4. The participants range in age from 16 to 28, according to the IVCI.

Clara-Jumi Kang
The 2010 Indianapolis gold medalist, Clara-Jumi Kang. Photo by Denis Ryan Kelly, Jr.

The gold medalist in this year's competition will win $30,000, a Carnegie Hall recital debut in Stern Auditorium, and four years' use of the 1683 ex-Gingold Stradivarius. editor Laurie Niles will be in Indianapolis this fall to cover the competition here on You can see our archive of coverage from the 2010 Indianapolis competition at

From Hidde Bekkers
Posted on June 11, 2014 at 9:02 PM
Stephen Waarts is participating... That means the winner is already known.
From Joyce Lin
Posted on June 14, 2014 at 3:06 AM
What a fantastic lineup of talents! I can't wait to hear them!

Hidde: I'm glad that you are not a juror. Have you heard all of them?

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