International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Announces Semi-Finalists
This year's edition is being streamed LIVE on The Violin Channel from September 11-24, 2022
Open to violinists aged between 16 and 30 years old, the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI) this year received 103 applications from 21 countries. Overall, those selected represent 16 countries across five continents and range from ages 17 to 29.
The 2022 Jury identified 16 of the 39 Participants who will advance to the Semi-Final round, which begins Friday, September 16 at 1:30 PM EDT. All rounds of the IVCI are being streamed here on The Violin Channel.
After the semi-final round, competitors will compete in a classical finals round with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, plus the finals round with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and conductor Leonard Slatkin.
The 16 Semi-Finalists of the IVCI are:
Joshua Brown (United States)
I-hao Cheng (Taiwan)
Isabelle Durrenberger (United States)
KayCee Galano (Philippines)
Sirena Huang (United States)
Anna Im (South Korea)
Yiliang Jiang (China)
Haram Kim (South Korea)
SooBeen Lee (South Korea)
Yoojin Lee (South Korea)
Nathan Meltzer (United States)
Audrey Park (United States)
Julian Rhee (United States)
Claire Wells (United States)
Victoria Wong (Australia)
Minami Yoshida (Japan)
The competition involves the largest prize package in IVCI history — valued at over $350,000. The Gold Medalist will receive a cash prize of $75,000, a Carnegie Hall recital debut, a CD recording contract, website development and maintenance, as well as career management and international concert engagements for four subsequent years.
All six Laureates will receive cash prizes and the chance to use one of several instruments in the IVCI collection, including the 1683 “ex-Gingold” Stradivari violin, until the next edition of the competition in 2026.
Chaired by IVCI jury president and artistic director Jaime Laredo, the competition jury comprises Noah Bendix-Balgley, Ivan Chan, Pamela Frank, Yuzuko Horigome, Dong-Suk Kang, Cho-Liang Lin, Mihaela Martin, and Liviu Prunaru.
Previous major prize winners of the competition include Leonidas Kavakos, Judith Ingolfsson, Sergey Khachatryan, Simone Lamsma, Mihaela Martin, Ida Kavafian — and VC Artists Rochard Lin, Augustin Hadelich, Tessa Lark, Ji Young Lim, Yoojin Jang, and Benjamin Beilman.