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Stephen Waarts releases Bartok & Schumann album

Stephen Waarts is looking forward to releasing his debut album ​“Bartok & Schumann” on 30 November. Recorded in July this year for Rubicon with Italian pianist and recital partner Gabriele Carcano, the album will feature Three Romances by Schumann, Bartók’s Hungarian Dances as well as the first violin sonatas of both composers. Bartók and Schumann, although very different in music and […]

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Stephen Waarts celebrates debut with Munich Symphony Orchestra

In three concerts conducted by Kevin John Edusei, American violinist Stephen Waarts makes his debut with Munich Symphony Orchestra. Performing Schumann’s Violin Concerto, he plays concerts in Munich and Garmisch-Partenkirchen on 20/21/22 April. This follows his recent debuts with Bremer Philharmoniker, hr-Sinfonieorchester and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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Festspiele MV awards prizes to international music talents

The decision at the third largest German classical festival has fallen: the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival have announced their award winners this year. The prize for the soloists, which is endowed with 5,000 euros, is given to the young Dutch-American violinist Stephen Waarts. Nordkurier, Germany

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Stephen Waarts debuts with the hr-Sinfonieorchester

On 28 September Stephen Waarts debuts with hr-Sinfonieorchester in a livestream performance of Brahms’ Violin Concerto. Christoph Eschenbach conducts the Orchestra in a programme also featuring Elgar’s cello concerto. This follows his engagement with Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra on 22 September in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.4 under Christopher Seaman, and appearances at Prussia Cove and Plush festivals at the beginning […]

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Stephen Waarts debuts at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

This month Stephen Waarts makes his debut at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. He performs concerts on 2, 3 and 4 August featuring chamber works by Brahms, Debussy, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Schubert, Schumann and Ysaÿe. This will be followed by a performance at Krzyżowa Music and concludes a busy and fruitful season in which Waarts played in the US and made debuts […]

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Unforgettable concert offered by the Boca del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra with guest conductor Iván López Reynoso and violinist Stephen Waarts

“….Boca del Rio Philharmonic Orchestra, who, in the hands of the guest director Iván López Reynoso and the renowned violinist Stephen Waarts, achieved an incredible concert that stunned the audience.” Béla Bartók’s First Concerto for violin and orchestra, masterfully executed by the virtuoso international violinist Stephen Waarts, who was given a ovation by the audience […]

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New Artist of the Month for Musical America Worldwide: Stephen Waarts

Violinist Stephen Waarts has been selected as Musical America’s June New Artist of the Month, which spotlights important emerging talent in music. “I often think how strange it is to play the violin,” said Waarts in a recent interview, “although I mostly view myself as incredibly lucky to be pursuing this path.” This comes shortly after Stephen’s performance […]

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Review: 56 Years Presenting the Best of Young Artists

Mr. Waarts was commanding in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor. In the first movement, which begins with a melancholic solo theme for violin, Mr. Waarts tapped into tensions within the Neo-Classical veneer of Prokofiev’s music. He played that melody with warm, soothing sound, but also a hint of anxiety. That opening movement […]

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