International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Previous Broadcasts

KQED Life: Fri, Jul 20, 2012 -- 9:30 PM

In the rarefied world of concert violinists, it is simply known as "The Indianapolis." At this prestigious music competition, the world's most talented young violinists undergo a lengthy application and elimination process in the hopes of making the finals and competing against their peers in a grueling four-round, 17-day event. At stake: a Carnegie Hall main stage debut, the use of a 1683 Stradivarius violin, and other coveted prizes. Filled with drama, emotion and amazing musicianship, this program follows this elite group as they perform challenging pieces by Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn to Ravel, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky. These young virtuosos, ranging in age from 17 to 29, experience triumphs and disappointments as they yearn to make the cut, while knowing only one can earn the title of Gold Medalist.

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