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The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis is a quadrennial violin competition founded in 1982 under the artistic guidance of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Distinguished Professor Josef Gingold, one of the United States’ most influential violin teachers. Soon after, it was recognized by the World Federation of International Music Competitions and has become one of the most prestigious music competitions in the world.    Held over seventeen days, this competition transforms Indianapolis into a premier destination for violin talent, drawing forty of the world’s brightest to the city as well as the skilled professional musicians who sit on the jury. Since its founding, Indianapolis has hosted nine competitions and named fifty-four Laureates who have represented twenty-two countries. In 1994, leadership of the competition was passed to violin master Jaime Laredo, one of Gingold’s pupils, which has continued to attract talented applicants and distinguished jurors. In 2014 the competition added a recital at Carnegie Hall to the list of prizes, sending gold-medalist Jinjoo Cho to the debut. The gold-medal prize now also includes loaned use of Gingold’s 1683 Stradivari violin. 

 

This collection comprises programsphotographs, and other promotional material from all nine previous competitions, as well as other sponsored concerts and events such as the popular Laureates series, which brings together past participants. It also includes valuable correspondence and other memorabilia from the collection of founder Josef Gingold. Highlights include photographs of Gingold with student Joshua Bell and inscribed photographs of renowned musicians who held the pedagogue in high regard. 

 

Made possible by the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc. and Friends of the Library through gifts to the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation. 

 
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