Stephen Waarts
United States of America, The Netherlands, °1996
 
VIOLIN 2015 : Fifth Prize
Stephen Waarts, who initially studied both piano and violin, went on study at the San Francisco Conservatory under Lin Li and in New York under Itzhak Perlman. He currently attends the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he is taught by Aaron Rosand. He won the International Louis Spohr Competition in 2011; in 2013, he was Second Laureate of the Montreal International Musical Competition and won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He won First Prize in the Menuhin Competition in Texas in 2014. He has worked with a number of orchestras, including the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Navarra Symphony Orchestra, the Redwood Symphony, the Prometheus Symphony Orchestra, and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center (Washington), Merkin Hall (New York), and the Louvre (Paris). He is also an eminent mathematician and has won national awards in that discipline.

Instrument : Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, loaned by Florian Leonhard Fine Violins

Teachers

Aaron Rosand: 9/2011-Present. Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA.
Li Lin: 4/2005-8/2011. San Francisco Conservatory - Preparatory Division, San Francisco, CA.
Alexander Barantschik, Concertmaster of San Francisco Symphony: 1/2009-8/2011. San Francisco, CA.
Elizabeth Blumenstock, Baroque violinist: 1/2009-8/2011. Oakland, CA.

Degrees

College: Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, PA 2011-Present
Music School: San Francisco Conservatory, Preparatory Division, San Francisco, CA: 2009-2011
High School: School for Independent Learners, Los Altos, CA: 2006-2011
Video
Final 2015: Stephen Waarts
Semi-final 2015: Stephen Waarts - concerto
Semi-final 2015: Stephen Waarts - recital
Audio
Programme
Final (30/05/2015)
Michael Jarrell ...aussi peu que les nuages...
Béla Bartók Concerto n. 2
Stephen Waarts, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Marin Alsop
Semi-final

Récital (13/05/2015)

Johannes Brahms Scherzo (F.A.E.) in C minor
Karol Szymanowski Dryads and Pan
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in E minor op. 27/4
Vykintas Baltakas Recitativo
Franz Waxman Fantaisie sur des thèmes de Carmen
Stephen Waarts, violin
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist

Concerto (16/05/2015)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 4 in D major KV 218
Stephen Waarts, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Paul Meyer
First round (09/05/2015)
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Franz Schubert Grand duo in A major D 574
Stephen Waarts, violin
Thomas Hoppe, pianist accompanist
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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