“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 individual musical voice has established him as a firm favourite with audiences. With a voracious appetite for repertoire, he has already performed more than 30 standard violin concertos, as well as rarely performed works, and he is a passionate chamber musician.
Stephen has performed with orchestras such as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe under Sir András Schiff, Frankfurt Radio Symphony under Christoph Eschenbach, Antwerp Symphony under Elim Chan, Orchestre National de Belgique under Marin Alsop and Constantinos Carydis, Szczecin Philharmonic under Rumon Gamba, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra under Lawrence Foster and Deutsche Streicherphilharmonie at the Dresden Philharmonie. Stephen returns to the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Dresden Philharmonie and the Berlin Konzerthausorchester this season. He has recently appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, New York and the Marlboro Festival.
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
His clear and sharp sound and his unparalleled technique are tailor-made for this chiseled work (Hindemith, Kammermusik No.4)
[..] a young master, who has the makings of a really great career, had played here at Schoenberg’s “New Names"
The violinist Stephen Waarts [..] had lots of fire, energy and passion with the technical ability to jump every unplayable hurdle with ease. And last but not least, of course, a musically unmistakable charisma.