Forty of the world's most talented yound violinists have been selected to compete in the prestigious International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (ICVI) in September. The impressive list of finalists were chosen from a field of 179 applicants from 31 countries.
The IVCI, regarded as one of the foremost music competitions in the industry and held only every four years, showcases some of the world's best young violinists ages 16-29, offering two weeks of exceptional competition, exquisite music and exhilarating performances.
Photo: Clara-Jumi Kang, Gold Medal Laureate, ICVI 2010
Photo sourced from http://www.violinist.com/blog/laurie/20109/11680/
During the 2014 Competition, 40 young artists will come to Indianapolis to perform an especially broad survey of the violin repertoire, where finalists perform with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. "Violin fever" describes this "truly remarkable violin experience," according to the London-based magazine The Strad. Participants compete for more than $250,000 in prizes, career management, international concert engagements, a Carnegie Hall recital debut and the use of the 1683 "ex-Gingold" Stradivarius.
The 2014 Gold Medalist will perform with the Louisville Orchestra at The Kentucky Center as part of the Gheens Great Expectations Concert in February 2015. This free concert will also feature the Louisville Youth Orchestra in a Side-by-Side performance that kicks off the KMEA All-State Music Conference.
The World is Watching! One of these great young violinists will perform in our community next year as the Gold Medalist, and you'll have the opportunity to see a rising star at the beginning of his or her international career! The Kentucky Center's Gheens Great Expectations program is made possible with generous support form the Gheens Foundation.
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