September 25, 2022

28-year-old Sirena Huang wins the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

Sirena Huang won the 11th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis this weekend.  - Denis Ryan Kelly Jr.

Sirena Huang won the 11th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis this weekend.

Denis Ryan Kelly Jr.

Sirena Huang won the 11th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis this weekend.

The competition had 39 participants who performed in multiple rounds beginning earlier this month. Huang, of the United States, is 28 and has won numerous awards. She has played with orchestras around the world, including the New York Philharmonic.

The competition’s gold medal winner receives $75,000, a recital debut at Carnegie Hall, a CD recording contract and help with website development.

This competition is one of the most prestigious in the world, and aims to recognize and promote young classical violinists. The six finalists will be recognized at an awards ceremony Sunday evening.

11th Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Finalists:

Gold medalist
Sirena Huang, 28
United States

Silver medalist
Julian Rhee, 22
United States

Bronze medalist
Minami Yoshida, 24
Japan

Fourth place laureate
Claire Wells, 21
United States

Fifth place laureate
SooBeen Lee, 21
South Korea

Sixth place laureate
Joshua Brown, 22
United States

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