VC 'Young Artist' Stephen Waarts Awarded 1st Prize at NY Young Concert Artists Auditions


3 x 1st prizes have today been awarded at the 2013 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, in New York -- 17 year old VC 'Young Artist' American violinist Stephen Waarts, French clarinetist Raphael Severe and Chinese pianist Yunquin Zhou

All 3 x artists will be invited to join the YCAs’ roster – granting access to management services, career engagements, publicity and career guidance – plus recital debuts at Merkin Hall in New York, the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC and the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum, in Boston

[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="DzjeTKIPJDM" width="590" height="385" auto_thumb="1" ]Stephen Waarts | Ysaye | Solo Sonata No. 6 Op. 27

A student of Aaron Rosand and the Curtis Institute of Music, Stephen is a former prize winner at the Menuhin, Spohr, Sarasate and Montreal International Violin Competitions

Previous YCA alumni include: Pinchas Zukerman, Ida Kavafian and Anne Akiko Meyers – and VC ‘Young Artists’ Paul Huang, Bella Hristova, Benjamin Beilman, Ray Chen and Hahn-Bin