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VC LIVE | 2022 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis [LIVE]

40 violinists will compete in 16 days of preliminaries, semi-finals, a classical finals round – to be streamed LIVE on The Violin Channel from September 11-24, 2022

Indianapolis, Indiana Wednesday September 21st, 2022 08:00pm
HOSTED BY: International Violin Competition of Indianapolis
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40 violinists will compete in 16 days of preliminaries, semi-finals, a classical finals round – to be streamed LIVE on The Violin Channel from September 11-24, 2022

Each evening, three of the six Finalists collaborate with the conductor Leonard Slatkin and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. This year's prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the current round.

SEPTEMBER 23 | 8:00 PM (EDT)

CONCERTO FINAL ROUND | DAY 1

HILBERT CIRCLE THEATRE | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

 

Joshua Brown, 22 (USA)

  • Bartok Violin Concerto No. 2 Sz. 112

Julian Rhee, 22 (USA)

  • Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Major Op.61

Minami Yoshida, 24 (Japan)

  • Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47

 

SEPTEMBER 24 | 8:00 PM (EDT)

CONCERTO FINAL ROUND | DAY 2

HILBERT CIRCLE THEATRE | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIAN

 

Claire Wells, 21 (United States)

  • Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor Op. 99

SooBeen Lee, 21 (South Korea)

  • Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor Op. 47

Sirena Huang, 28 (United States)

  • Dvorak Violin Concerto in A Minor Op. 53

 

We're coming to you from Indianapolis, Indiana, for the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis 2022.

40 violinists aged between 17 and 29 years old will compete in 16 days of preliminaries, semi-finals, a classical finals round with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, plus the finals round with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and conductor Leonard Slatkin.

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, 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.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 21  | 8:00 PM (EDT)

CLASSICAL FINALS | DAY 1

SCHROTT CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT BUTLER UNIVERSITY | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Each evening, three of the six Finalists who advanced from the Semi-Finals collaborate with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra in a concerto by Haydn or Mozart, plus an encore work by Kreisler.

 

Joshua Brown, 22 (USA)

  • Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major
  • "Liebesfreud" - Fritz Kreisler (Arr. J. Kuusisto)

 

 

Julian Rhee, 22 (USA)

  • Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major
  • "La Gitana" - Fritz Kreisler (Arr. J. Kuusisto)

 

 

 

Minami Yoshida, 24 (Japan)

  • Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major
  • "La Gitana" - Fritz Kreisler (Arr. J. Kuusisto)

 

SEPTEMBER 22  | 8:00 PM (EDT)

CLASSICAL FINALS | DAY 2

SCHROTT CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT BUTLER UNIVERSITY | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

 

 

Claire Wells, 21 (United States)

  • Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Major
  • "Caprice Viennois" - Fritz Kreisler (Arr. J. Kuusisto)

 

 

 

SooBeen Lee, 21 (South Korea)

  • Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Major
  • "Leibesfreud" - Fritz Kreisler (Arr. J. Kuusisto)

 

 

Sirena Huang, 28 (United States)

  • Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major
  • "La Gitana" - Fritz Kreisler (Arr. J. Kuusisto)

 

SEPTEMBER 16 | 1:30 PM (EDT)

SEMI-FINAL ROUND | DAY 1

FRANK & KATRINA BASILE THEATER | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Each of the 16 Participants who advanced from the Preliminaries presents a full recital showcasing 19th and 20th century works from the standard repertoire. This round also includes the World Premiere of the Commissioned work by American composer John Harbison.

Joshua Brown, 22 (USA)

  • Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
  • Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
  • Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121 – R. Schumann
  • Rhapsody No. 1, Sz. 86 – B. Bartók

Anna Im, 24 (South Korea)

  • Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
  • Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 – J. Brahms
  • Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
  • Caprice d’après l’Étude en forme de Valse, Op. 52 – C. Saint-Saëns/E. Ysaÿe

 

Julian Rhee, 22 (USA)

  • Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
  • Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96 – L. van Beethoven
  • A Paganini – A. Schnittke
  • Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18 – R. Strauss

Yoojin Lee, 23 (South Korea)

  • Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80 – S. Prokofiev
  • Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
  • Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
  • Caprice d’après l’Étude en forme de Valse, Op. 52 – C. Saint-Saëns/E. Ysaÿe

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 17 | 1:30 PM (EDT)

SEMI-FINAL ROUND | DAY 2

FRANK & KATRINA BASILE THEATER | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Nathan Meltzer, 22 (USA)

  • Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
  • Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
  • Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18 – R. Strauss
  • Caprice d’après l’Étude en forme de Valse, Op. 52 – C. Saint-Saëns/E. Ysaÿe

KayCee Galano, 21 (Philippines)

  • Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
  • Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
  • Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80 – S. Prokofiev
  • Polonaise brillante No. 2 in A major, Op. 21 – H. Wieniawski

Victoria Wong, 24 (Australia)

  • Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
  • Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
  • Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18 – R. Strauss
  • Caprice d’après l’Étude en forme de Valse, Op. 52 – C. Saint-Saëns/E. Ysaÿe

Minami Yoshida, 24 (Japan)

  • Incontro for Violin and Piano John Harbison
  • Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 L. van Beethoven
  • Sonata in A major C. Franck
  • Polonaise in D major, Op. 4 H. Wieniawski

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 18 | 1:30 PM (EDT)

SEMI-FINAL ROUND | DAY 3

FRANK & KATRINA BASILE THEATER | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

 

Haram Kim, 24 (South Korea)

  • Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
  • Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
  • Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80 – S. Prokofiev
  • A Paganini – A. Schnittke

 

Claire Wells, 21 (USA)

  • Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
  • Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 27. No. 4 – E. Ysaÿe
  • Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
  • Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18 – R. Strauss

Isabelle Durrenberger, 23 (USA)

  • Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
  • Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
  • Poème, Op. 25 – E. Chausson
  • Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45 – E. Grieg

Yiliang Jiang, 26 (China)

  • Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
  • Sonata No. 3 in G minor – C. Debussy
  • Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
  • Tzigane – M. Ravel

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 19 | 1:30 PM (EDT)

SEMI-FINAL ROUND | DAY 4

FRANK & KATRINA BASILE THEATER | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

 

 

Audrey Park, 19 (USA)

  • Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
  • Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
  • Poème, Op. 25 – E. Chausson
  • Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108 – J. Brahms

 

 

SooBeen Lee, 21 (South Korea)

  • Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
  • Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75 – C. Saint-Saëns
  • Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
  • Fantasie brillante, Op.3, No.3 – J. Hubay

 

I-hao Cheng, 23 (Taiwan)

  • Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12 – L. van Beethoven
  • Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80 – S. Prokofiev
  • Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
  • Fantasie brillante, Op. 3, No. 3 – J. Hubay

 

Sirena Huang, 28 (USA)

  • Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30 – L. van Beethoven
  • Incontro for Violin and Piano – John Harbison
  • Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100 – J. Brahms
  • Rhapsody No. 1, Sz. 86 – B. Bartók

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 11 | 9:30 AM (EDT)

PRELIMINARIES | DAY 1

FRANK & KATRINA BASILE THEATER | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

Each violinist performs a 45-minute recital of masterworks by Bach, Paganini, Mozart and a work from the encore repertoire. You can see the full repertoire list, here.

 

 

Karisa Chiu, 23 (United States)

Joshua Brown, 22 (United States)

Cherry Yeung, 25 (Hong Kong)

 

Anna Im, 24 (South Korea)

Yue Qian, 27 (China)

Julian Rhee, 22 (United States)

Gyehee Kim, 29 (South Korea)

Jihyun Baik, 23 (South Korea)

Katherine Woo, 24 (United States)

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 12 | 9:30 AM (EDT)

PRELIMINARIES | DAY 2

FRANK & KATRINA BASILE THEATER | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

 

 

Yoojin Lee, 23 (South Korea)

Ria Honda, 22 (Japan)

Hiu Sing Fan, 25 (Hong Kong)

Cosima Soulez Larivière, 25 (France/The Netherlands)

 

 

Nathan Meltzer, 22 (United States)

Jaewon Wee, 22 (South Korea)

Jung Min Choi, 28 (South Korea)

Kaycee Galano, 21 (Philippines)

Inés Issel Buryńska, 21 (Poland/Spain)

Victoria Wong, 24 (Australia)

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 13 | 9:30 AM (EDT)

PRELIMINARIES | DAY 3

FRANK & KATRINA BASILE THEATER | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

 

 

Minami Yoshida, 24 (Japan)

Haram Kim, 24 (South Korea)

Marie-Astrid Hulot, 24 (France)

 

 

Claire Wells, 21 (United States)

Wendi Wang, 24 (China)

Isabelle Durrenberger, 23 (United States)

Rennosuke Fukuda, 22 (Japan)

Elias David Moncado, 21 (Germany)

Christine Wu, 27 (United States)

 

 

SEPTEMBER 14 | 9:30 AM (EDT)

PRELIMINARIES | DAY 4

FRANK & KATRINA BASILE THEATER | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

 

Yukiko Uno, 26 (Japan)

Yiliang Jiang, 26 (United States)

Rubén Rengel, 27 (Venezuela)

Miray Ito, 19 (United States)

 

Jeein Kim, 26 (South Korea)

Audrey Park, 19 (United States)

SooBeen Lee, 21 (South Korea)

Maya Anjali Buchanan, 22 (United States/India)

I-hao Cheng, 23 (Taiwan)

Sirena Huang, 28 (United States)

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 23-24 | 8:00 PM (EDT)

FINAL ROUND

HILBERT CIRCLE THEATRE | INDIANAPOLIS, INDIA

Each evening, three of the six Finalists perform a Romantic or post-Romantic concerto with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Leonard Slatkin. Laureate placement will be announced following the performance on Saturday evening.


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