21 year old Dutch-American violin virtuoso Stephen Waarts is firmly establishing an international reputation as one of the most prodigiously gifted young concert artists to emerge in recent years.
A student of Mihaela Martin at the Kronberg Academy, and a recent graduate from the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with Aaron Rosand, Stephen is a former major prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth, Menuhin, Spohr, Sarasate and Montreal International Violin Competitions – and in March of last year was awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.
His upcoming highlights include debut solo engagements with the hr-Sinfonieorchester, Munich Philharmonic, Kansas City Symphony and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra – as well as prestigious 2018 invitations to the Plush Festival and Prussia Cove.
He currently performs on an 1868 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin – and has general management representation by Harrison Parrott, London.
VC YOUNG ARTIST STEPHEN WAARTS & JESSICA OSBORNE | RAVEL | TZIGANE | 2017 AVERY FISHER CAREER GRANT CEREMONY
VC YOUNG ARTIST STEPHEN WAARTS & JESSICA OSBORNE | SZYMANOWSKI | MYTHES | LA FONTAINE D’ARETHUSE | 2017 AVERY FISHER CAREER GRANT CEREMONY
VC YOUNG ARTIST STEPHEN WAARTS | YSAYE | SOLO VIOLIN SONATA NO. 4 | 2017 JACQUELINE DU PRÉ CHARITY CONCERT
VC ARTISTS STEPHEN WAARTS & PABLO FERRÁNDEZ | KODÁLY | DUO FOR VIOLIN AND CELLO | 2017 JACQUELINE DU PRÉ CHARITY CONCERT
VC ARTISTS STEPHEN WAARTS, WILLIAM HAGEN & TIMOTHY RIDOUT | DVORAK | TERZETTO IN C | 2017 JACQUELINE DU PRÉ CHARITY CONCERT
VC YOUNG ARTIST STEPHEN WAARTS | BARTOK VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 2 | MARIN ALSOP & NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF BELGIUM | 2015 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
VC YOUNG ARTIST STEPHEN WAARTS | MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 4 IN D MAJOR | PAUL MEYER & ORCHESTRE ROYAL DE CHAMBRE DE WALLONIE | 2015 QUEEN ELISABETH INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION
Name: Stephen Waarts
Violin: 1968 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume
Bow: Dominique Peccatte
Strings: Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Gold
Accessories: Kun Bravo Shoulder Rest | Liebenzeller Gold Rosin
Teachers: Mihaela Martin | Aaron Rosand | Li Lin
Schools: Kronberg Academy | Curtis Institute of Music