Videos of the Finalists in the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition

September 7, 2016, 2:19 PM · It has not been super-easy to follow the live performances in Shanghai, with the website in Chinese. So, if you would just like to soak up a lot of amazing live performances by today's top young violinists, here are videos of all the final performances from the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, which concluded last week. I've arranged them in order of their final placement in the competition. (You can look at the judges final scores on this page.)


First Prize: Mayu Kishima of Japan

PROGRAM:
Ernest Chausson, Poème, Op. 25
Dmitri Shostakovich, Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77

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Second Prize: Sergei Dogadin of Russia

PROGRAM:
Dmitri Shostakovich, Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77
Pablo de Sarasate, "Zigeunerweisen" (Gypsy Airs), Op. 20

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Third Prize: Sirena Huang of the United States

PROGRAM:
Henryk Wieniawski, Fantaisie brillante on themes from Gounod's Faust, Op 20
Bela Bartok, Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor

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Fourth Prize: Stefan Tarara of Germany.

PROGRAM:
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto, Op. 35 (starts at cadenza) (Disappointed they don't have his full performance, if they post it later I'll replace the video with the full performance).

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Fifth Prize: Richard Lin of the United States

PROGRAM:
Ernest Chausson, Poème, Op. 25
Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61

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Sixth Prize: Ming Liu of China

PROGRAM:
Sergei Prokofiev, Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
Maurice Ravel, Tzigane

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