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BREAKING | Semi-Finalists Announced at Shanghai’s 2018 Isaac Stern International Violin Comp

The 12 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition

The 12 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, in Shanghai, China – including VC Young Artist Nancy Zhou.

The 2018 Semi-Finalists are:

  • VC Young Artist Nancy Zhou (25, United States)
  • Diana Tishchenko (28, Ukraine)
  • Alex Zhou (17, United States)
  • Arsenis Selalmazidis (28, Greece)
  • Chang Yuan Ting (18, Canada)
  • Olga Šroubková (25, Czech Republic)
  • Quanshuai Li (27, China)
  • Jiayi Chen (22, China)
  • Sophia Su (17, United States)
  • Yige Chen (18, China)
  • Yurina Arai (24, Japan)
  • Yun Tang (26, China)



Open to violinists of any nationality, aged between 16 and 32, the 2018 1st prize winner will receive US $100,000. 

The 2018 jury comprises: David Stern, Vera Tsu Weiling, Zakhar Bron, Martin Campbell-White, Glenn Dicterow, Augustin Dumay, Daniel Heifetz, Emmanuel Hondré, Sreten Krstic, Weigang Li, Siqing Lu, Dora Schwartzberg, Philip Setzer, Maxim Vengerov and Lina Yu.



PICTURED: 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition Semi-Finalist, VC Young Artist Nancy Zhou from the United States

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