Competitor Order and Schedule Announced for $100,000 Shanghai Competition

The opening round schedule has been announced at the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition – including VC Young Artists Richard Lin and Zeyu Victor Li


The competitor order and opening round schedule has today been announced at the 2016 inaugural Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, in Shanghai, China – including VC Young Artists Richard Lin and Zeyu Victor Li.


Tuesday 16th August – 9.30am

  • Fangyue He (China)
  • Sergei Dogadin (Russia)
  • Jinru Zhang (China)

Tuesday 16th August – 1.30pm

  • Yu-Ting Chen (Tiawan)
  • Mayu Kishima (Japan)

Tuesday 16th August – 5.30pm

  • Kristie Su (United States)
  • Elvin Ganiyev (Azerbaijan)

Wednesday 17th August – 9.30am

  • Stefan Tarara (Germany)
  • VC Young Artist Richard Lin (United States/Taiwan)
  • Kyung Ji Min (South Korea)

Wednesday 17th August – 1.30pm

  • Dongfang Ouyang (China)
  • VC Young Artist Zeyu Victor Li (China)

Wednesday 17th August – 5.30pm

  • Yiliang Jiang (China)
  • Raphaëlle Moreau (France)

Thursday 18th August – 9.30am

  • Andrea Obiso (Italy)
  • Yang Zhang (China)

Thursday 18th August – 1.30pm

  • Wendi Wang (China)
  • Ji Won Song (South Korea)

Thursday 18th August – 5.30pm

  • Jee Won Kim (South Korea)
  • Takamori Arai (Japan)

Friday 19th August – 9.30am

  • Xiao Wang (China)
  • Yoo Min Seo (South Korea)

Friday 19th August – 1.30pm

  • Ming Liu (China)
  • Sirena Huang (United States)

The 1st prize winner will receive an unprecedented US $100,000.

For the opening round, each candidate will present a Solo Bach Sonata, a Paganini Caprice, Mozart’s Violin Sonata in E Minor – and a Ysaye Solo Sonata.


The 2016 jury will comprise: David Stern (Co-Chairperson) Vera Tsu Weiling (Co-Chairperson), Boris Kuschnir, David Cerone, Daniel Heifetz, Zakhar Bron, Maxim Vengerov, Martin Engstroem, Emmanuel Hondré, Elmar Oliveira, Jian Wang, Zhenshan Wang and Lina Yu.

The competition, in a landmark decision earlier this year, announced they would provide full transparency of the 2016 competition scoring process – pledging to make 100% public each of the individual jurors’ scores and comments.

PICTURED: 2016 Shanghai Issac Stern International Violin Competition Competitors, VC Young Artists Zeyu Victor Li, from China and Richard Lin, from Taiwan/United States