Special Prizes Awarded at Indianapolis Violin Competition 

All rounds, and all performances, of this year’s International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, are available now on The Violin Channel

The special prizes have today been awarded, at the gala ceremony of the 2022 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, in Indianapolis, United States.

 

Yesterday evening, the 2022 competition’s Gold Medal was awarded to 28-year-old VC Young Artist Sirena Huang from the United States.

The silver and bronze medals were awarded to 22-year-old Julian Rhee from the United States and 24-year-old Minami Yoshida from Japan.

Sirena today received a USD $75,000 cash prize, a Carnegie Hall recital debut, a professional CD recording and website plus four years of career management, guidance and international concert engagements.

Below Sirena is performing Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor Op.53 with conductor Leonard Slatkin and the Indianapolis Symphony, in the competitions Final Concerto Round.

All rounds, and all performances, of this year’s competition are available now at: www.theviolinchannel.com/vc-live-2022-indianapolis-violin-competition

 

 

 

The $1000 special prize for the best performance of a “Bach Work” in the competition’s opening round was today awarded to: VC Young Artist Sirena Huang for her performance of Bach’s Solo Sonata No. 3 in C Major in the opening round.

The $1000 special prize for the best performance of a “Work by Paganini, Ernst or Milstein” during the competition was awarded to: 5th prize winner, VC Young Artist SooBeen Lee for her performance of Milstein’s ‘Paganiniana Variations’ in the preliminary round.

The special prize of $1000 each for the best performance of a “Mozart Sonata” was awarded to: VC Young Artist Sirena Huang and pianist Melivia Raharjo for their performance of Mozart’s Violin Sonata in G in the opening round.

The special prize of $1000 for the best performance of an “Encore Work” was awarded to: VC Young Artist Sirena Huang for her performance of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Melodie‘ from ‘Souvenir d’un lieu cher‘ in the preliminary round.

The special prize of $1000 each for the best performance of a “Beethoven Sonata” in the Semi-Final stage was awarded to: VC Young Artist Sirena Huang and pianist Melivia Raharjo for their performance of the the 7th Sonata in the Semi-Final stage.

The special prize of $1000 for the best performance of the competition’s newly “Commissioned Work, ‘Incontra’ by John Harbison” was awarded to: VC Young Artist Sirena Huang.

The special $1000 prize for the best performance of a “Ysaye Sonata” was awarded to: 4th prize winner Claire Wells for her performance of Ysaye’s 4th Sonata.

The special prize of $1000 for the best performance of a “Violin and Piano Sonata other than Beethoven in the Semi-Final Round” was awarded to: VC Young Artist Sirena Huang for her performance with pianist Melivia Raharjo of Brahms’ 2nd Violin Sonata.

The $1000 special prize for the best performance of a “Kreisler Encore” was awarded to: VC Young Artist Sirena Huang for her performance of ‘La Gitana‘ in the Classical Final Round.

The $2500 special prize for the best performance of a “Mozart Concerto” was awarded to: bronze medallist, VC Young Minami Yoshida for her performance of Mozart’s A major Concerto in the Classical Final Round.

The $5000 special prize for the best performance of a “Major Violin Concerto in the Final Round” was awarded to: VC Young Artist Sirena Huang for her performance of Dvorak Violin Concerto in the competitions Final Concerto Round.

 

This year’s jury comprised: Jaime Laredo, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Ivan Chan, Jinjoo Cho, Yuzuko Horigome, Dong-Suk Kang, Cho-Liang Lin, Mihaela Martin, and Liviu Prunaru.

 

 

 


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