“From the first note of Stephen Waarts’ Brahms G Major Sonata I was hooked, and within a few bars I was moved to tears.”
Stephen Waarts’ innate and poetic musical voice has established him as a firm favourite with audiences across the globe.
Stephen has performed with orchestras such as the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Belgique, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and Halle Orchestra, with conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Sir Andras Schiff, Marin Alsop, Constantinos Carydis, Nicholas McGegan, Maxime Pascal, Markus Stenz, and Elim Chan.
In the 2023/24 season, Waarts will make his debut with Fort Worth Symphony performing Beethoven Violin Concerto under the baton of Robert Spano, Berner Symphonieorchester performing Mozart Violin Concerto no. 5 with Dalia Stasevska, and Donnacha Dennehy’s Violin Concerto with Killian Farrell and the Meininger Hofkapelle. Further dates include concerts with Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and Aziz Shokhakimov as part of Settimane Musicali Ascona, and Armenian State Symphony Orchestra performing Khachaturian Violin Concerto.
Stephen Waarts gave an outstanding debut at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. In a fine program of Beethoven, Bartok, Ravel and Waxman. . .The Washington PostCritical Acclaim
Stephen Waarts’ high style made us treasure the invention in the miniatures Salut d’amour and La capricieuse
The double concerto in A minor op. 102 by Brahms then achieved reference quality with the somnambulistic interacting soloists Stephen Waarts, who stood in for an unwell Janine Jansen, and Steven Isserlis. Rarely has one heard the piece so light-footed, elegant and full of sentiment.
When he begins to play, he burns with expressive fire and tonal vitality.