This just in from the International Violin Competition... International Violin Competition of Indianapolis Receives Award from Christel DeHaan Family Foundation Indianapolis - The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (IVCI) has received a grant from the Christel DeHaan Family Foundation in honor of the children and families of Christel House in the amount of $30,000. This General Operating Support award will be used to underwrite the Original Composition for the 8th Quadrennial Competition to be held September 10-26, 2010. An Original Composition has been commissioned for each Competition since its inception in 1982. It is included in the Competition's repertoire in order to test the interpretive skills of the young artists in playing a piece that has no performance history. American composer Joan Tower has been chosen to write the work for the 2010 Competition.