A Collaboration of Indianapolis Early Music and IndyBaroque Music, Inc.
For Solo String, Wind, or Harpsichord Instrumentalists
The $10,000 Devona and Amos Gerber Prize
AND A CD RECORDING CONTRACT WITH NAXOS RECORDS
Indianapolis Early Music and IndyBaroque Music, Inc. invite student and emerging professional musicians in historical performance to apply to compete in the 2020 Indianapolis International Baroque Competition.
Up to five finalists will be selected to perform in the final round competition in Indianapolis on July 12, 2020 as the final concert of the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. Finalists will each lead the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra in performing a high Baroque solo concerto without a conductor.
First Place prizes include the $10,000 Devona and Amos Gerber Prize, a CD contract with Naxos Records, and a gold-plated medal by artist Sarah Spomer. All Finalists, excluding the Gerber Prize winner, will receive a $500 Laureate Award and a bronze medal. A $500 Audience Prize will be voted on by the audience in attendance at the Finals.
Prize winners will be invited to perform with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra on the IBO Laureate Series in subsequent years.
Finalists will be selected by an anonymous Preliminary Round judging committee. These committee members, along with the Final Round judges, will be chosen from among nationally known experts in Early Music and related fields.
Indianapolis Early Music is entering its 54th season and is the oldest continuously offered Early Music concert series in the nation. Led by Artistic Director Mark Cudek, IEM features late spring and early summer weekend performances by internationally acclaimed Early Music artists. IEM is also committed to enriching children’s lives through educational programming in local schools.
The Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra is a multi-CD Naxos recording ensemble and was named one of the top 25 ensembles by Early Music America in 2011. Under the direction of its Artistic Director Barthold Kuijken, the IBO is dedicated to excellent and exuberant performance of 17th and 18th-century music on period instruments and performs a full concert season. Both organizations are dedicated to sharing the enjoyment of Early Music with diverse audiences of all ages.
Applications, including the audition video, may be uploaded in the window from October 15th, 2019 through January 15th, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST. Click on the links below for further information.
Please consider a donation to the 2020 INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL BAROQUE COMPETITION. Clicking the button below will take you to the Indianapolis Early Music donation section. After completing the information, you will have the opportunity to designate your donation to the Competition.