Japanese Violinist Mayu Kishima wins $100,000 First Prize in Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition

September 2, 2016, 9:18 AM · Congratulations to the winners of the first-ever Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition!

Best Chinese Work Performance ($25,000) for performance of The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto: Ji Won Song of South Korea

Listen to their archived performances here.

Isaac Stern Human Spirit Award ($10,000), given to individuals or organizations “deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to our understanding of humanity through the medium of music:

Jury members for the competition are Zakhar Bron, David Cerone, Martin Engstroem, Daniel Heifetz, Emmanuel Hondré, Boris Kuschnir, Elmar Oliveira, David Stern, Maxim Vengerov, Jian Wang, Zhenshan Wan, Vera Tsu Weiling and Lina Yu. Final scores are available to the public, find all the final scores here.

COMING UP: Impressions from the Finals at Shanghai.

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September 3, 2016 at 11:58 AM · The link to the performances is entirely in Chinese. Do you know if there is a button to display it to English because else its impossible to find anything (I looked around but no luck...).

September 4, 2016 at 04:09 PM · There isn't!

September 4, 2016 at 11:48 PM · The columns of video selections go as follows:

award ceremony

first prize winner

second prize winner

third ...

fourth ...






September 4, 2016 at 11:51 PM · actually it's the award ceremony, then first prize winner through sixth prize winner, then all the rest read "Isaac Stern Int'l music ...." the rest was cut off.

September 4, 2016 at 11:52 PM · the second item from the bottom reads "edited version of <>"

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