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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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Bremer Philharmoniker bescheren Konzert auf höchstem Niveau

Saalbau Witten Bremer Philharmoniker with Markus Poschner in Mozart Concerto no. 4 “The slender, tall young man was instantly liked through his modest appearance and his light violin tone, which nevertheless did not lack any substance. His interpretation of Mozart’s Violin Concerto no. 4 in D major succeeded in the typically floating, sensual style of […]

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