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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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Stephen Waarts (violin)… Orchestra of St. Luke’s- Alice Tully Hall

…a performance of Prokofiev’s Concerto no.2 in G minor that boasted exceptionally sensitive and eloquent interaction with the orchestra. The music’s expressive power was always controlled and his beautiful tone enriched every note. He expertly judged the size and character of the room. A chamber-like but never miniaturised dialogue lent additional distinction to his account. […]

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Stephen Waarts – 2017 Avery Fisher Career Grant Recipient

AVERY FISHER CAREER GRANTS “Musicians of outstanding ability are such an important part of our culture. But they are like flowers that must bloom at a particular time. They have to be helped at the right moments…” — Avery Fisher These Grants of $25,000 give professional assistance and recognition to talented instrumentalists who the Recommendation […]

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An Astonishing Violin Debut at the Auburn Symphony

“At Sunday’s concert, it (Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto) was played with passion, emotion, warmth, depth, maturity, and impeccable intonation and musicianship even in the hardest sections of playing very fast on more than one string at a time… This was a performance of rich satisfaction to listen to. For the first time ever at an ASO […]

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Selections from the Curtis Institute of Music, available online at WHYY

First aired on February 19, 2017 Recorded live on April 5, 2016 at the Curtis Institute of Music Bartók: Sonata No. 2 Ysaye: Sonata in G minor, Op. 27, No. 1 Massenet: “Méditation” from Thaïs, transcr. Marsick Kreisler: La Gitana Ravel: Tzigane, rapsodie de concert WHYY

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Beethoven mit geballter Faust Mozart-Matinee mit Stipendiat Stephen Waarts im Konzerthaus

Konzerthaus Dortmund Bremer Philharmoniker with Markus Poschner in Mozart Concerto no. 4 “…has a vigorous, energetic stroke and a very advanced technique. And when, as in the second movement, he sings the music with silver tone, it sounds elegant and cultured. His sensitive structure in this andante cantabile suited the encore, the “dance of shades” […]

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