The third Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition (SISIVC), which has been postponed for one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, kicks off on August 12, 2021. The competition received 102 applications from 31 countries and regions around the world by the application deadline in January last year, and now the list of 36 contestants selected for the Quarter-Final Round is officially released.

The structure of the competition is the same as previous editions, but the format has changed so it begins with online events and finishes in person. Thirty-six contestants participate in the online Quarter-Final Round from August 13 to 16, and the eighteen contestants who advance participate in the online Semi-Final Round from August 18 to 21. On August 22, the six contestants who have advanced to the Final Round are announced. In the end, the six selected contestants come to Shanghai to participate in the live competition in 2022 according to the national pandemic prevention and control guidelines.

Quarter-finalists (in alphabetical order)
Oganes Arustamov | Russia
Yunfei Bai | China
Marie Bégin | Canada
Stefan Besan | Romania
Angela Sin Ying Chan | Hong Kong, China
Hawijch Elders | Netherlands
Hiu Sing Fan | Hong Kong, China
Liucong Feng | China
Kristine Clair Galano | Philippines
Lusine Harutyunyan | Armenia
Maja Horvat | Slovenia
Sayuri Kuru | Japan
Alice Lee | Canada
Shannon Lee | United States
SooBeen Lee | South Korea
William Lee | Taiwan, China
Youjin Lee | South Korea
Thomas Lefort | France
Ruifeng Lin | China
Charlie Lovell-Jones | United Kingdom
Nao Mizukoshi | Japan
Elias David Moncado | Germany
Ashley Jeehyun Park |United States
Yue Qian | China
Anna Savkina | Russia
Felicitas Schiffner | Germany
Zixuan Shen | China
Steven Song | United States
Haozhe Song | China
Stepan Starikov | Russia
Sophia Su | United States
Katherine Woo | United States
Rino Yoshimoto | Japan
Arata Yumi | Japan
Jingzhi Zhang | China
Philip Zuckerman | Sweden

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