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Washington Post: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Debuts at Wolf Trap

Washington Post: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Debuts at Wolf Trap

With new sounds in the beginning of the concert to the tried and true of the Western canon, the Shanghai Symphony’s debut at Wolf Trap was a wonderful snapshot of its musical history and tradition.

Finnish Music Quarterly: Grappling with Sibelius in China

Finnish Music Quarterly: Grappling with Sibelius in China

“Could a certain distance from Western symphonic thought have contributed to the surprising qualities of the performances I heard in China?” Andrew Mellor reviews performances of Sibelius’s Symphonies Nos 2 and 5 in Shanghai and Guangzhou.

2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition Launches

2018 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition Launches

The Organisation Committee held a press conference on August 8, 2018 to announce that the second edition of the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition will take place from then until September 1 in Shanghai. In addition, there was also a draw for the order of the quarter finalists.

Forbes: Isaac Stern's Pioneering Spirit Lives On Via Shanghai Event, $100,000 Prize

Forbes: Isaac Stern's Pioneering Spirit Lives On Via Shanghai Event, $100,000 Prize

Though [Isaac Stern] died at age 81 in 2001, his spirit lives on in the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition, a bi-annual international violin competition to be held starting Aug. 10 with winners to be announced on Sept. 1. The $100,000 first prize is the largest in the world for a violin competition.

The Strad: Postcard from Shanghai - Competing with the Traditional

The Strad: Postcard from Shanghai - Competing with the Traditional

The SISIVC is one of a number of music competitions to have sprung up in Asia over the past few years; with a $100,000 first prize, its inaugural edition this August [2016] attracted high-level performers from 26 different countries.

The New York Times: Shanghai Violin Competition Celebrates Isaac Stern’s Legacy in China

The New York Times: Shanghai Violin Competition Celebrates Isaac Stern’s Legacy in China

The inaugural Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition concluded on Friday after nearly three weeks of intensive performances by 24 young violinists from around the world. Mayu Kishima of Japan was awarded first place, taking home the grand prize of $100,000, the largest single award for an international violin competition.

Strings Magazine: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Announces Isaac Stern Violin Competition

Strings Magazine: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Announces Isaac Stern Violin Competition

In September, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra announced the launch of the large-scale competition, which will offer $100,000 to the first-prize winner, making it the single largest monetary award for a violin competition.