Breaking: Indy winner announced, competition discreditedmain
JinJoo Cho of South Korea is the winner of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis.
She was one of six finalists, all women, five from South Korea, four of whom were students of members of the jury.
One judge, Miriam Fried, stood down for the final (or was asked to stand down), after half the contestants turned out to be her students.
The winner is a student of the jury president, Jaime Laredo.
If ever there was a time to reform the competition industry, now is it.
- Jinjoo Cho, 26, South Korea (Gold Medal, $30,000)
- Tessa Lark, 25, United States (Silver Medal, $15,000)
- Ji Young Lim, 19, South Korea (Bronze Medal, $10,000)
- Dami Kim, 25, South Korea (Fourth Laureate, $7,000)
- Yoo Jin Jang, 23, South Korea (Fifth Laureate, $6,000)
- Ji Yoon Lee, 22, South Korea (Sixth Laureate, $5,000)