Summer Updates From Alum Stephen Waarts

Violinist Stephen Waarts, who appeared on our 2009 show in Stanford, California, has been busy this summer!

After winning second place in the Menuhin Competition earlier this year, Stephen performed with two symphonies in California – on May 23rd he played Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 with the Prometheus Symphony and on June 6 he performed Brahms Violin Concerto with Symphony Parnassus. Take a look at the video of his Symphony Parnassus performance below.

Right now, Stephen is participating in the six week Perlman Music Program in Shelter Island, NY, headed by violinist Itzhak Perlman. Afterwards, he is going to the Summit Music Festival, also in NY, by invitation of acclaimed violinist Aaron Rosand, who is heading an intensive violin program. In both camps he will perform as a soloist, in chamber groups, and as part of orchestras.

Mid-August Stephen will return home to California, where he will get ready to perform Paganini Concerto No. 2 with Redwood Symphony on September 19, 25. It doesn’t stop there – In October he will play Mozart Concerto No. 5 with Solano Symphony, and Paganini Concerto No. 1 with Winchester Orchestra.

More information about Stephen and links to his performances on YouTube are on his website.