“From the first note of Stephen Waarts’ Brahms G Major Sonata I was hooked, and within a few bars I was moved to tears.”

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Biography

Stephen Waarts’s innate and individual musical voice is establishing him as a firm favourite with audiences in North America and Europe. His prize-winning success at the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition – including securing the majority vote of the television audience – boosted international attention. In March 2017 he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Following his debut at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in 2017, Stephen has been awarded the 2017 soloist prize which will be presented in September 2018.

With a voracious appetite for repertoire, Stephen has already performed over thirty standard, as well as rarely performed, violin concertos and is a passionate chamber musician.

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Stephen Waarts gave an outstanding debut at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. In a fine program of Beethoven, Bartok, Ravel and Waxman. . .

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Prinzregententheater,

Munich, Germany

Schumann Concerto

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Kronberg im Taunus

Wandelkonzert

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Johanniskirche,

Kronberg im Taunus, Germany

Berg Three Pieces from the Lyric Suite

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Johanniskirche,

Kronberg im Taunus, Germany

Fauré Piano Quintet no. 2, op. 115

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Stadhalle,

Kronberg im Taunus, Germany

Beethoven Piano Trio op. 70, no. 2

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Johanniskirche,

Kronberg im Taunus, Germany

Haydn Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross and Shostakovich String Quartet no. 15, op. 144

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Teatro Bibiena,

Mantova, Italy

Mantova Chamber Festival

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Palazzo Ducale, Sala dei Capitani,

Mantova, Italy

Mantova Chamber Festival

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Palazzo Te, Sala dei Cavalli,

Mantova, Italy

Mantova Chamber Festival

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Germany

Rolandseck Festival

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Germany

Rolandseck Festival

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Rathaus Kronberg,

Kronberg, Germany

Masters in Performance

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David Geffen Hall,

New York City

Mostly Mozart Festival

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Marlboro,

Vermont

Marlboro Festival

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Clark Arts Center,

Shelter Island, New York

Perlman Music Program

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Rosenow Church, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern,

Rosenow, Germany

Award Winner Concert, WEMAG Soloist Prize 2017

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