The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra has announced the launch of the inaugural Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, to be held in Shanghai, China from August 14th to September 2nd, 2016 – with the first prize winner to receive an unprecedented US$100,000.
Scheduled to be hosted biennially, the competition will be co-chaired by Central Conservatory of Beijing and Shanghai, Professor Vera Tsu Weilling and David Stern – son of the late Isaac Stern.
Open to violinists aged between 18 and 32, the jury is set to comprise: Maxim Vengerov, Zakhar Bron, Boris Kuschnir, Zhenshan Wang and Lina Yu.
US$50,000 will be awarded to the second prize recipient – and US$25,000 to the third.
The competition has been named in honour of violinist Isaac Stern – who first forged links with China in 1979.
For further details, visit: www.shcompetition.com
Applications to be received by January 31st, 2016.