Candidates Announced for 2018 Shanghai Violin Competition – Inc. 3 VC Young Artists

The 36 quarter-finalists have been announced for the 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition - including 3 VC Young Artists


The 36 live-round quarter-finalists have today been announced for the 2nd Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, to be held in Shanghai, China from the 10th of August to 1st of September – including 3 VC Young Artists.

The 2018 quarter-finalists are:

  • VC Young Artist Mone Hattori (Japan)
  • VC Young Artist Ji Won Song (South Korea)
  • VC Young Artist Nancy Zhou (United States)
  • Yurina Arai (Japan)
  • Marie Bégin (Canada)
  • Jiayi Chen (China)
  • Yige Chen (China)
  • Ellinor D’Melon (Jamaica)
  • Hiu Sing Fan (Hong Kong, China)
  • Shucong He (China)
  • Valerie Kim (United States)
  • Alina Kobialka (United States)
  • Miyeon Lee (South Korea)
  • William Lee (Taiwan, China)
  • Quanshuai Li (China)
  • Po-Yu Lin (Taiwan, China)
  • Ruifeng Lin (China)
  • Zhen Liu (China)
  • Petr Lundstrem (Russia)
  • Ashley Park (United States)
  • Diana Pasko (Russia)
  • Eva Rabchevska (Ukraine)
  • Arsenis Selalmazidis (Greece)
  • Dmitry Smirnov (Russia)
  • Olga Šroubková (Czech)
  • Sophia Su (United States)
  • Anna Tanaka (Japan)
  • Yun Tang (China)
  • Chang Yuan Ting (Canada)
  • Diana Tishchenko (Ukraine)
  • Chieri Tomii (Japan)
  • Jacqueline Tso (United States)
  • Jiazhi Wang (China)
  • Runyin Zhang (China)
  • Alex Zhou (United States)
  • Jin Zhou (China)

Open to violinists of any nationality, aged between 16 and 32, the 2018 1st prize winner will receive US $100,000. 

The 2018 jury will comprise: David Stern, Vera Tsu Weiling, Zakhar Bron, Martin Campbell-White, Glenn Dicterow, Augustin Dumay, Daniel Heifetz, Emmanuel Hondré, Sreten Krstic, Weigang Li, Siqing Lu, Dora Schwartzberg, Philip Setzer, Maxim Vengerov and Lina Yu.


PICTURED: 2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition Candidate, 18-Year-Old VC Young Artist Mone Hattori, from Japan