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13INside Track learns about The Indianapolis, an international violin competition

"The Indianapolis" originated in 1982 by the late Joseph Gingold, a violin professor at Indiana University Bloomington. Experience 17 days of dazzling violin players

INDIANAPOLIS — ARTICLE SPONSORED BY THE INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION OF INDIANAPOLIS

Glen Kwok, Executive Director of The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, shares their name around the world is, "The Indianapolis."

"The Indianapolis" originated in 1982 by the late Joseph Gingold, a violin professor at Indiana University Bloomington. Previously, all violin competitions were held in Europe. Gingold brought the prestige of these competitions to Indianapolis.

Kwok explains, "In 1982, we had our very first competition, and since then, we've had a competition every 4 years. And now, this September will be our 11th competition. And people will be coming to compete for prizes over $350,000, including the loan of Joseph Gingold's 1683 Stradivari violin."

"These will be a packed 17 days of dazzling violin players!"

To learn more, visit www.violin.org.

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