The competition features 40 of the world’s best young violinists competing for management deals, international concert engagements, a Carnegie Hall recital debut, more than $250,000 in prizes and the use of a 1683 Stradivarius violin.
The coverage will include commentary from hosts Stephen B. Shipps, professor of violin at the University of Michigan, and Michael Toulouse, program director for Classical Music Indy, whose programming airs on WICR.
“As we offer the city’s only significant schedule of classical music, this is a natural fit for us,” WICR programming director Russ Maloney said.
The competition takes place at various venues throughout the city, including UIndy’s DeHaan Fine Arts Center, 1400 E. Hanna Ave. for the Sept. 17 and 18 classical finals with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra.
Preliminary rounds continue from 9:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. and 2-6:50 p.m. today, with semifinals from 1:30-4:15 p.m. and 7:30-10:15 p.m. Sept. 12-15. Finals with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra are from 8-10:30 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20.