Here is the page where we will post and archive the live feed for Day 2 of the Finals in the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition (Please return later if you don't find it the video yet!). For the finals, which are today, Friday and Saturday, competitors must perform a new work written for the competition by Chinese composer Qigang Chen, "La joie de la souffrance," as well as a major violin concerto (Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Glazunov, Prokofiev 1, Dvorak or Bernstein Serenade). Winners will be announced Sept. 1.
Tonight will include performances by Diana Tishchenko, 28, of Ukraine, who will perform the Tchaikovsky Concerto for Violin in D major Op. 25; and Jia Yi Chen, 22, of China, who will perform the Dvorak Concerto in A minor, Op. 53.
BELOW: Jia Yi Chen
BELOW: Diana Tishchenko (Sound starts at 10:45)
Friday's performances will include Diana Tishchenko, 28, of Ukraine, who will perform the Tchaikovsky Concerto for Violin in D major Op. 25; and Jia Yi Chen, 22, of China, who will perform the Dvorak Concerto in A minor, Op. 53. Saturday's performances will include Chang Yuan Ting, 18, of Canada, who will perform the Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77; and Olga Šroubková, 25, of Czech Republic, who will perform the Tchaikovsky Concerto for Violin in D major Op. 25
The jury for the SISIVC 2018 is co-chaired by conductor David Stern, son of Isaac Stern, and Vera Tsu Weiling, who is professor of violin at both Shanghai and Beijing Conservatories. Other members of the jury include violinists Maxim Vengerov and Augustin Dumay; violin pedagogues Zakhar Bron, Dora Schwarzberg and Daniel Heifetz; leaders in China's violin scene Lina Yu and Siqing Lu; Shanghai Quartet violinist Weigang Li; Emerson Quartet violinist Philip Setzer; former NY Phil concertmaster Glenn Dicterow; Munich Philharmonic concertmaster Sreten Krstic; artist manager Martin Campbell-White and Philharmonie de Paris programming director Emmanuel Hondré.
The competition includes a grand prize of $100,000. Second prize will be $50,000 and third prize $25,000, with a prize of $10,000 awarded for the best performance of the Chinese work, Qigang Chen’s "La joie de la souffrance." Winners in the 2016 Shanghai competition included first-prize winner Mayu Kishima of Japan, with Sergei Dogadin of Russia coming in second and Serena Huang of the United States third.
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