Updated with the contestants' scores; please see Editor's note at the bottom of the story.
SHANGHAI -- Nancy Zhou has won first prize in the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition.
Congratulations to all the laureates! They are:
Nancy Zhou, a graduate of Harvard University, studied with Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory.
On Tuesday, Iranian kamancheh player and composer Kayhan Kalhor and the Xiaoshuijing Miao Farmers Choir from Yunnan Province were named recipients of the $10,000 Isaac Stern Prize, which was awarded to them on Saturday.
Winners were narrowed down from 174 applicants from 33 countries and regions. The jury for the SISIVC 2018 is co-chaired by conductor David Stern, son of Isaac Stern, and Vera Tsu Weiling, who is a 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.
UPDATE (9/4): The following are the contestants' Final Round scores, with their average score out of 100 from each juror as well as their cumulative points based on a maximum of 1,300 points, drawn from the jurors scores that were posted by the competition on Monday:
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