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Helping to Build a Strong Foundation for Success

About Us

The EOIVC is deeply committed to its mission of providing talented violinists, ages 16-32, who are at the start of their careers, with networking, management, public relations, community engagement and concert opportunities in addition to a monetary prize. These long-term career development tools reach well beyond financial support, actively demonstrating the strong dedication of the EOIVC to cultivating and nurturing developing musicians as well as encouraging them to engage with the communities they serve. The EOIVC is the flagship program of the Elevar Foundation. 

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Meet Julian Rhee
EOIVC 2020
First Prize Winner

The first-prize winner of the 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition and most recently named a 2021 Astral National Auditions winner, Julian Rhee is fast gaining recognition as an outstanding musician and performer in the US.

An avid soloist, Julian made his Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra debut at age 8, and has gone on to perform with such ensembles as the San Diego Symphony and the Symphony Orchestras of Pittsburgh, Eugene (OR), and Madison (WI).  He has performed in an array of prestigious venues, including Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall in Chicago; the Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh; The Musikverein in Vienna; and the New World Center in Miami.

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EOIVC in the Community

The EOIVC, a flagship program of the Elevar Foundation, is deeply commitment to engaging with the communities it serves. The EOIVC recognizes the vital importance of encouraging and inspiring young musicians to think beyond themselves, using their skills to better the world around them and striving to become citizen artists.  The EOIVC provides a wide-range of community engagement activities that not only involve its Laureates, but also its international judges and its Founder & Artistic Director, Elmar Oliveira and Executive Director, Jill Arbetter.

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The Elevar Foundation, home to the EOIVC, offers individuals, companies and foundations a unique opportunity to make a lasting investment in the world of the arts and humanities.  Join Team Elevar by pledging your support today! 

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