The tenth edition of the quadrennial competition has named the last 16 vying for $30,000 top prize and numerous performance opportunities


The semi-finalists, as per the list below, starting with Elli Choi, top left, and ending with Saki Tozawa, bottom right

The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis has revealed the names of the 16 young violinists who have made it through to it semi-final round.

The quadrennial competition, which is building towards a final of concerto performances with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, offers its gold medallist a cash prize of $30,000, a Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium recital debut, a CD recording, and website development and maintenance for four years.

Gold, silver and bronze medallists also receive career management and international concert engagements for four years and the opportunity to use the 1683 ‘Gingold’ Stradivari violin until the next competition in 2022.

The semi-finalists are:

  • Elli Choi (US)
  • Ioana Cristina Goicea (Romania)
  • Risa Hokamura (Japan)
  • Luke Hsu (US)
  • Mayumi Kanagawa (US)
  • Fabiola Kim (US)
  • Gyehee Kim (South Korea)
  • Stephen Kim (US)
  • Anna Lee (US)
  • Shannon Lee (US/Canada)
  • Richard Lin (Taiwan/US)
  • Fumika Mohri (Japan)
  • Fedor Rudin (France)
  • Ji Won Song (South Korea)
  • Elly Suh (South Korea/US)
  • Saki Tozawa (Japan)

Past laureates of the competition include Barnabás Kelemen, Augustin Hadelich, Simone Lamsma, Clara-Jumi Kang, Sergey Khachatryan, Frank Huang, Alina Pogostkina, Leonidas Kavakos and Ji Young Lim.