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8th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Begins September 10

The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis is a career maker for many the aspiring violinist. The quadrennial Indianapolis festival is designed as a showcase for the world’s best violinists to compete for prestige and prize money; it’s also one of the most respected events of its type in the world. Winners of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis often go on to do great things in the world of classical music and Indianapolis music; the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Laureate Series routinely brings previous IVCI champions to the Indianapolis performing arts stage. Laureates and past participants have played with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Ronen Chamber Ensemble, and other Indianapolis music organizations. It’s been four years since the last International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, and once again it’s time for the best young violinists in the world to go bow to bow with other international masters: the 2010 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis begins on Friday, September 10.

Promotional video played during the Governor’s Arts Awards ceremony for the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis; the 2010 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis begins September 10

 

Exterior of the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis; the opening ceremonies of the 2010 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis will be held hereKicking off the 17 days of the 2010 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis will be the Opening Ceremonies, sponsored by Duke Energy. The black tie affair will take place at the Scottish Rite Cathedral and feature cocktails and a light dinner; tickets are $175. The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis holds performances throughout several top flight Indianapolis music venues and Indianapolis performing arts venues, allowing participants to experience the grandeur and jitters that come with playing on the big stage. The preliminary rounds will be held from September 12 to 15 at the Basile Theater inside the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. The semi-final round will be held from September 17 to 20 at the same venue.

Video of the opening ceremonies for the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis; the 2010 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis beings September 10

Between the semi-finals and the home stretch, there will be a special Donor Appreciation concert on September 21. The Indianapolis event will feature 2006 IVCI Gold Medalist Augustin Hadelich at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center at the University of Indianapolis. The concert will be a good chance to see how the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis nurtures its winners and participants. There will be two rounds of finals for the 2010 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis: the first will be the Classical Finals on September 22 and 23. The Classical Finals will unite finalists with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable performance at Hilbert Circle Theater in downtown Indianapolis. The ISO will also be a part of the BSA LifeStructures finals on September 24 and 25, also at Hilbert Circle Theater. After the fervor and suspense of the competition, there will be an awards gala and reception hosted by the Indianapolis Power and Light Company at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Video of Augustin Hadelich performing “Chopin Nocturne” during the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis; Hadelich will be performing at the Donor Appreciation Concert for the 2010 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

 

The 2010 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis will pit forty young violinists from around the world in a prestigious competition that will mean success or failure for many careers. Violinists from all corners of the globe are represented at this year’s competition, including musicians from Spain, the United States, South Korea, Russia, China, the Czech Republic, Sweden, and Japan. Tickets can be purchased for individual events by calling the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis box office at 317.639.4300. This year’s International Violin Competition of Indianapolis looks to be just as exciting as in past years; keep an eye on this year’s winners, because, if history is any indicator, they’re bound to do great things.

2010 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis
September 10 – 26
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Duke Energy Opening Ceremonies
Friday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $175
Scottish Rite Cathedral
650 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46201
800.489.3579
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Duke Energy Preliminaries
September 12 – 15 at 9:30 a.m.
Indiana History Center
450 W Ohio St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317.232.1882
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Indianapolis Power and Light Company Semi-Finals
September 17 – 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Indiana History Center

Donor Appreciation Concert w/ Augustin Hadelich
Tuesday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center
1400 E Hanna Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46227
317.788.3221
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Classical Finals w/ Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
September 22 – 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

BSA LifeStructures Finals w/ Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
September 24 – 25
Hilbert Circle Theatre
45 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.262.1100
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Indianapolis Power and Light Company Gala Awards Ceremony and Reception
Sunday, September 26 at 5:00 p.m.
Scottish Rite Cathedral


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