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Competitor Order Announced for Indianapolis Competition Semi Finals

Benny Tseng Tessa Lark Yoo Jin Jang Stephen Waarts Cover

The candidate order has today been released for the Semi-Final Round of the 2014 9th International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, in Indianapolis, USA.

Live web streaming will be available and The Violin Channel will be providing exclusive, on-the-ground rolling coverage – live from the venue.

You won’t miss a beat!

Friday September 12th

Nancy Zhou (21, United States)
1:30-2:45 PM

VC 'Young Artist' Yu-Chien Benny Tseng (20, Taiwan)
3:00-4:15 PM

Ayana Tsuji (16, Japan)
7:30-8:45 PM

VC 'Young Artist' Tessa Lark (25, United States)
9:00-10:15 PM

Saturday September 13th

Jinjoo Cho (26, South Korea)
1:30-2:45 PM

VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts (18, United States/Netherlands)
3:00-4:15 PM

Stephen Kim (18, United States)
7:30-8:45 PM

Ji Yoon Lee (22, South Korea)
9:00-10:15 PM

Sunday September 14th

Ji Young Lim (19, South Korea)
1:30-2:45 PM

Kristi Gjezi (24, France)
3:00-4:15 PM

VC 'Young Artist' Yoo Jin Jang (23, South Korea)
7:30-8:45 PM

Bomsori Kim (24, South Korea)
9:00-10:15 PM

Monday September 15th

VC 'Young Artist' Suyeon Kang (25, Australia)
1:30-2:45 PM

Ji-Won Song (21, South Korea)
3:00-4:15 PM

VC 'Young Artist' Dami Kim (25, South Korea)
7:30-8:45 PM

Christine Lim (19, United States/South Korea)
9:00-10:15 PM


On-demand video streaming of the Preliminary Round is available at:

For the Semi-Final stage, each candidate will present a Beethoven Violin & Piano Sonata, a Romantic/20th Century Violin & Piano Sonata, this year's set work 'Fantasy for Solo Violin by American composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich – and a virtuosic violin showpiece.

6 finalists will progress to the Final round – to be held from September 17th to the 20th.

The 1st prize winner to receive USD $30,000, a number of international concert engagements, including a Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium recital debut, 4 years of career and concert management – and the 4 year loan of the 1683 ‘ex-Gingold’ Stradivarius.

The year's Semi-Final stage will include 6 VC ‘Young Artists’ – Yoo Jin Jang, Suyeon Kang, Dami Kim, Tessa Lark, Yu-Chien Benny Tseng and Stephen Waarts.

Venue competition tickets are available at: – priced from just USD $15.

Previous prize winners include: VC ‘Young Artists’ – Sergey KhachatryanAugustin HadelichBella HristovaClara-Jumi KangSoyoung YoonBenjamin Beilman and Andrey Baranov.


Pictured: VC ‘Young Artists’ Yu-Chien Benny Tseng, Tessa Lark, Yoo Jin Jang & Stephen Waarts

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december, 2022


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