FLASHBACK FRIDAY | VC Young Artist Nancy Zhou Performs at the Shanghai International Isaac Stern Competition in 2018

The semi-final round of this year's competition is currently taking place virtually — streamed here on The Violin Channel



Zhou was the 2018 first prize winner at the Shanghai International Isaac Stern Competition.

A graduate of Harvard University and former student of Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory, Zhou is a laureate of the Isangyun, Sibelius, and Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competitions.

She performs Qigang Chen's "La joie de la souffrance" and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major below:


Usually held biannually in Shanghai, this year's edition of the competition was originally scheduled for 2020, but due to the pandemic, has been re-envisioned into a new hybrid online and live format hosted over 2021 and 2022.

You can watch the semi-final round, taking place between August 18-22, here.