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Nancy Zhou '11 wins Shanghai violin competition

September 04, 2018
By Keystone Communications Team

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Nancy Zhou '11 triumphed over five other finalists to take the top prize and $100,000 at the Isaac Stern International Violin Competition on Sept. 1.

She, as did all the other competitors, performed "La joie de la souffrance" (The joy of suffering) by Chinese composer Chen Qigang, and then a concerto of her choice. She performed Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35.

Here's a story about the competition.

The competition began Aug. 10 and involved 27 violinists from around the world. It's a biennial competition that first took place in 2016. It was founded by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and open to participants between 6 and 32 years old.



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