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Local Classical Featured Playlist – 09/05/22 – 09/18/22

This week’s playlist is in honor of the upcoming 11th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI). This year it is taking place from September 9-25, 2022. The competition aims to recognize, reward and promote the world’s finest young classical violinists, and encourage understanding, appreciation and support of the violin repertoire by a large and diverse audience. The IVCI utilizes its world prominence to bring international attention to Indianapolis, and maintains its efforts to be a visible and collaborative member of the arts communities in Indianapolis and Indiana. For seventeen days every four years, Indianapolis is the most important place to be if you are a rising violin talent. Forty of the world’s brightest talents come here to perform some of the most beautiful music ever written before enthusiastic audiences. The repertory of the IVCI establishes an especially broad survey of the violin at performances throughout the city including the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Schrott Center for the Arts and Hilbert Circle Theatre, where finalists perform with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Musicians and music lovers from all parts of the world focus their attention on Indianapolis and the International Violin Competition, regarded as the Western Hemisphere’s “Olympics of the Violin.” The Competition is a unique showcase for the world’s most gifted young violinists and a demonstration of Hoosier hospitality and American volunteerism. Each Competition generates significant national and international media coverage for the artists and the city. The financial support of individuals, corporations, foundations and local government and the physical support of hundreds of volunteers make this event possible. The influence of the Competition continues through the performances of its winners for years afterward in cities of the world far from Indianapolis. Those who win uphold the tradition of quality and excellence which has made the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis one of the most prestigious music competitions in the world. All ticket information on how to take part in this seventeen-day event can be found by clicking here.

We’ll be highlighting performances of past Laureates in this playlist. You can also read all about these wonderful Laureates by clicking here.

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