Violinist Stephen Waarts has been praised for playing “with technical command and a totally natural sense of musical drama” (Strings Magazine). He has already garnered worldwide recognition, having captured the Audience Prize and Fifth Prize at the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition; First Prize at the 2014 Menuhin Competition; Second Prize and the Audience Prize in the 2013 Montreal International Competition; and First Prize in the 2011 International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists. Acclaimed from a young age, he has already performed over thirty standard, as well as rarely performed, violin concertos, appearing as soloist with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, as well as with numerous orchestras throughout California, including the Silicon Valley Symphony, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the Redwood Symphony, the Winchester Orchestra of San Jose, the Prometheus Symphony Orchestra, and the American Philharmonic Sonoma County. As a Laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Competition, he performed the Glazunov Concerto with the Brussels Philharmonic in London, Liège, Brussels, and Bruges, as well as recitals at Festival Musiq’3 and Juillet Musical d’Aulne. Mr. Waarts has also appeared in recital at the Louvre in Paris and is a frequent participant at Music@Menlo, the French Classical Music Festival of Silicon Valley, the Summit Music Festival, and the Orford and Lake George Music Festivals. As Winner of the 2013 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he made recital debuts this past season at the Kennedy Center and Merkin Concert Hall, to rave reviews. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Stephen Waarts started his music education with Suzuki violin lessons and piano studies, and studied at the San Francisco Conservatory. He studied with Itzhak Perlman at the Perlman Music Program, and currently works with Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute, where he holds the Frank S. Bayley Annual Fellowship. In addition to his music studies, he is also an accomplished mathematician and has won several national math awards.

Stephen Waarts - Violin - Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7pm 
Rosarian Academy - 807 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Tickets: $30 / Adults   -   $5 / Students
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Concert underwritten by Veronica Atkins

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