Carmel Symphony to perform with International Violin Competition winners


Every four years, 40 of the world’s most talented violinists compete to win one of the most prestigious music competitions in the world: the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. The Carmel Symphony Orchestra is proud to feature the first, second and third place medalists of that competition in Gold-Silver-Bronze, Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Palladium.

The exceptionally talented 2010 medalists of the IVCI will each play a solo virtuoso violin piece with the orchestra. Gold Medalist Clara-Jumi Kang will perform Saint-Saëns’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Silver Medalist Soyoung Yoon will play Sinding’s Suite and Bronze Medalist Benjamin Beilman will present Ravel’s Tzigane.

In addition to the IVCI soloists, the Carmel Symphony will perform Wagner’s Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2.

“This concert is a fabulous combination of an extraordinarily beautiful romantic symphony by Rachmaninoff and highly gifted young artists who will go on to have significant careers,” says David Bowden, Artistic Director for the Carmel Symphony Orchestra. “The three featured solo works are immediately compelling and technically challenging, and each competition winner will shine in these contrasting works.”

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 317.843.3800.