Six violinists will now prepare for the highly demanding final round to be held in 2022


The six finalists

Top: Rino Yoshimoto, Thomas Lefort, Ruifeng Lin

Bottom: Felicitas Schiffner, Angela Sin Ying Chan, Shannon Lee

Six finalists have been announced for the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, following the rigorous semi-final rounds last week. They are: 

Rino Yoshimoto | Japan

Thomas Lefort | France

Ruifeng Lin | China

Felicitas Schiffner | Germany

Angela Sin Ying Chan | Hong Kong, China

Shannon Lee | United States

The final round will be held live in 2022. Split into two sections, contestants will first perform in a chamber music round, playing first violin in Beethoven’s String Quartet no.5 in A major op.18, first movement. Following that, the second section will consist of a performance of Zhou Tian’s newly commissioned Violin Concerto ‘Night Tour’ as well as a standard romantic concerto.

Contestants will play for the chance to win first prize of USD $100,000, as well as prize for Best Chinese Work Performance Award and the Isaac Stern Human Sprit Award, each worth USD $10,000.

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