40 Violinists Selected to Participate in the 2022 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

June 24, 2022, 7:59 AM · On Friday the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis announced 40 violinists who have been invited to participate in the 11th Quadrennial Violin Competition, which will take place Sept. 9-25 in Indianapolis, Ind.

The participants were chosen from 103 applications from 21 countries. They represent 16 countries across five continents, ranging in age from 17 to 29. The most-represented country is the United States, with 11 participants, followed by South Korea (9 participants) and China and Japan (4 participants each).

Indianapolis Competition 2022

Here are the names of the violinists invited to participate:

Ji Hyun Baik, 23, of South Korea
Joshua Brown, 22, of United States
Maya Anjali Buchanan, 22, of United States/India
I-hao Cheng, 23, of Taiwan
Karisa Chiu, 23, of United States
Jung Min Choi, 28, of South Korea
Isabelle Durrenberger, 23, of United States
Hiu Sing Fan, 25, of Hong Kong
Rennosuke Fukuda, 22, of Japan
KayCee Galano, 21, of Philippines
Ria Honda, 22, of Japan
YiYang Hou, 17, of China
Sirena Huang, 28, of United States
Marie-Astrid Hulot, 24, of France
Anna Im, 24, of South Korea
Inés Issel Burzynska, 21, of Poland/Spain
Miray Ito, 19, of United States
Yiliang Jiang, 26, of China
Gyehee Kim, 29, of South Korea
Haram Kim, 24, of South Korea
Jeein Kim, 26, of South Korea
SooBeen Lee, 21, of South Korea
Yoojin Lee, 23, of South Korea
Emma Meinrenken, 23, of Canada/Germany
Nathan Meltzer, 22, of United States
Elias David Moncado, 21, of Germany
Audrey Park, 19, of United States
Yue Qian, 27, of China
Rubén Ernesto Rengel Cardona, 27, of Venezuela
Julian Rhee, 22, of United States
Cosima Soulez Larivière, 25, of France/The Netherlands
Yukiko Uno, 26, of Japan
Wendi Wang, 24, of China
Jaewon Wee, 22, of South Korea
Claire Wells, 21, of United States
Victoria Wong, 24, of Australia
Katherine Woo, 24, of United States
Christine Wu, 27, of United States
Cherry Yeung, 25, of Hong Kong
Minami Yoshida, 24, of Japan

The participants will compete for a number of prizes, with a total value of more than $350,000. The Gold Medalist will receive a cash prize of $75,000, a Carnegie Hall recital debut, a CD recording contract, and website development and maintenance for four years following the Competition. The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalists will receive career management and international concert engagements for four years. All six Laureates will receive cash prizes and the opportunity to use one of several concert instruments in the IVCI collection, including the 1683 “ex-Gingold” Stradivari violin, until the next Quadrennial Competition in 2026.

In order to be considered for participation, applicants each submitted a video recording of two contrasting solo Bach Sonata or Partita movements, one Paganini caprice, the first movement of a Mozart concerto, and a full concerto from the Romantic or Post-Romantic period. The recordings were screened by Jaime Laredo, IVCI Jury President and Artistic Director; Bella Hristova, 2006 IVCI Laureate; and Joel Smirnoff, faculty member of The Juilliard School and former member of the Juilliard String Quartet.

Jury members for the 2022 competition include Laredo (Jury President), Noah Bendix-Balgley, Ivan Chan, Pamela Frank, Yuzuko Horigome, Dong-Suk Kang, Cho-Liang Lin, Mihaela Martin, and Liviu Prunaru.

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June 24, 2022 at 05:17 PM · Based on what I heard in the Menuhin Competition, Karisa Chiu is someone I'll be watching in this.

June 25, 2022 at 11:02 AM · I'm hoping KayCee Galano does well. My father was a Filipino so I'm always rooting for the Philippines to do well!

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