The World is Watching...


“The Indianapolis” has become one of the most important violin competitions due to its history in launching successful careers in the industry. Its distinguished roster of Laureates includes the world’s foremost soloists, recording artists, chamber musicians and Concertmasters.

Every four years, the IVCI bestows on its Laureates numerous prizes valued at over $250,000. Included are many awards for the Gold Medalist: a cash prize of $30,000, a Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium recital debut, a recording contract, and website development and maintenance for four years following the Competition.

The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalists receive the invaluable prize of career management and international concert engagements for four years.

All six Laureates receive cash prizes and the opportunity to use the 1683 “ex-Gingold” Stradivari violin until the next Quadrennial Competition in 2022.