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By Stephanie Powell

The Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition has announced 36 pre-selection candidates from 11 different countries, who have been selected to perform in its live rounds.

The violinists, aged 18 to 32, will compete from August 14 through September 2 for a grand prize of $100,000.

The full list of candidates includes:

Yu-Ting Chen (Taiwan, China)

Alexandra Conunova (Romania)

Sergei Dogadin (Russia)

Elvin Ganiyev (Azerbaijan)

Fangyue He (China)

Sirena Huang (United States)

Petteri Iivonen (Finland)

Yoo Jin Jang (South Korea)

Yiliang Jiang (China)

Bomsori Kim (South Korea)


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Gyehee Kim (South Korea)

Jee Won Kim (South Korea)

Mayu Kishima (Japan)

Alina Kobialka (United States)

Erzhan Kulibaev (Russia)

Zeyu Li (China)

Richard Lin (United States)

Fanglei Liu (China)

Ming Liu (China)

Kyung Ji Min (South Korea)

Raphaëlle Moreau (France)

Andrea Obiso (Italy)

Dongfang Ouyang (China)

Yoo Min Seo (South Korea)

Ji Won Song (South Korea)

Kristie Su (United States)

Yun Tang (China)

Stefan Tarara (Germany)

Boyang Tian (China)

Danbi Um (South Korea)

Xiao Wang (China)

Wendi Wang (China)

Jinru Zhang (China)

Yang Zhang (China)

Stephanie Zyzak (United States)