The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis: Links to the Photographs

Welcome performers and fans!  Congratulations! The following links will take you to my web partner Pictage.  They will host the edited sets of photographs from every round I witness.  A sampling of preliminary and semi-final performances will be photographed.  You may view and purchase prints or digital files from Pictage.  

Opening Ceremonies at the Indiana Roof Ballroom


IVCI Preliminaries 9-9-2014

at Frank and Katrina Basile Theater, Indiana History Center


Tianyun Jia w/ Nelson Padgett on piano
Ui-Youn Hong w/ Chih-Yi Chen on piano
Petteri Iivonen w/ Nelson Padgett on piano
Kristi Gjezi w/ Thomas Hoppe on piano

Photography is © Denis Ryan Kelly Jr. 


Classical Finals with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra

BSA LifeStructures Finals with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

BMO Private Bank Gala Awards Ceremony and Reception

Here are a sampling of the IVCI Opening Gala at Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Many more can be viewed and purchased at the link above.  May the competition be passionate and wonderful!

Action! Life in Front of the Video Crew

My former student, Cody Ebbeler, graduated a while back and went off to Hollywood to work on film crews and gain experience.  Recently he moved back to Indy and approached me with an offer to produce a brief video about my perspective in life.  Yesterday, he showed up with a crew of three other professional media people to work cameras, lights and sound.  We had a great time and I feel delighted.  Thanks Chris, Dustin, Peter and Cody!  You were marvelous to work among.  I made these photographs as they worked.  

I'm excited to post the video soon after they finish editing.

Going for Gold

One of the privileges of my life is photographing live performance: operas, dance, and the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. shows the upcoming events.  I've been commissioned to photograph each phase of this competition in September.  I need to be nearly silent and zoom in on the action.  My Publicity page has key moments from the last competition in 2010.  The gold medal is only one of the outstanding prizes that draws the best talent from around the world. Last week I did studio "portraits" of the medal which is graced by the likeness of Josef Gingold.  Here is a glimpse.  I hope you feel the allure and will attend some of the competition.  If you do, find me and say "Hi".

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Turbulent weather and climate

This is a test of the Emergency Blogging System. This is a test to confirm iPad blogabilty.  So far, so good.

This photograph was made this week amidst the turbulent weather that yielded tornados and intense rainfall. Global climate change seems a certified fact. Tonight's episode of Cosmos made the case very compellingly. We must exert our human ingenuity to use clean energy and sustainable agriculture. I pray for our wisdom to increase. Please Great G'd, help us to be good stewards of the Earth!