Stephen Waarts, violin
Scholarship holder 2015
Stephen Waarts, American-Danish violinist, was born in 1996 and is celebrated worldwide as an exceptional talent. He has already performed more than thirty standard violin concertos as well as seldom played works. He has appeared as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the hr-Sinfonieorchester, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra.
As a passionate recitalist and chamber musician he has performed worldwide in such famous concert halls as the Lincoln Center, the Wigmore Hall, the Boulez Saal, the Philharmonie Luxemburg, the Philharmonie Haarlem and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. To his regular partners belong Andras Schiff, Tabea Zimmermann, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker and Timothy Ridout.
Stephen Waarts is a regular guest at festivals of Aspen, Marlboro, Krzyzowa-Music, the Rheingau Musikfestival and the Jerusalem Festival Chamber Orchestra.