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Field Concert Hall - Chamber Music, Bartok Quartet No. 6 - Philadelphia, PA

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Date:
April 23, 2015 at 8 pm
Details:
Bartok: Quartet No. 6

Alexandra Switala, violin Stephen Waarts, violin Hyeri Shin, viola
Jean Kim, cello

Location:
Field Concert Hall. Curtis Institute of Music
1726 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA

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March 26, 2015

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By Violin channel
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January 26, 2015

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By: Jacqueline Vanesse
Link
January 3, 2015

Menuhin winner Stephen Waarts deftly plays Mendelssohn with SFCO


By Stephen Smoliar, SF Classical Music Examiner
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“Waarts displayed well polished sonorities that were consistently executed with cleanliness and clarity. He played through his part as if nothing Mendelssohn had written posed any unmanageable challenge. This was familiar music; but the execution had a freshness to it. This was a reading that seized attention from the opening notes and held it to the final cadence.”
December 16, 2014

Never Too Young to Take On Beethoven and Bartok - Stephen Waarts Debuts at Merkin Concert Hall


By: ANTHONY TOMMASINI , The New York Times
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“Mr. Waarts showed himself a technically accomplished and musically insightful artist, though he was most impressive in Bartok’s extraordinary Sonata for Solo Violin. Mr. Waarts, playing commandingly from memory, balanced passages that evolve in the halting dance idiom of the chaconne with rhapsodic stretches that in this gripping account seemed somberly ruminative. He was comparably inspired in the resolute intricate fugue, the searching slow movement marked Melodia, and the frenetic finale.”
December 10, 2014

Teen violinist Stephen Waarts offers imaginative take on classics in local debut


By: Robert Battey, The Washington Post
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“Stephen Waarts gave an outstanding debut at the KennedyCenter’s Terrace Theater. In a fine program of Beethoven, Bartok, Ravel and Waxman — difficult music, in a range of styles and impeccably rendered — Waarts showed an uncommon, preternatural sense of tonal color and lyrical beauty on the instrument.”

November 10, 2014

Violinist Stephen Waarts displays his phenomenal technique in “Gift to the Community’ concert”

By Garaud MacTaggart, The Buffalo News
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“Word must have gotten out into the community about Waarts’ abilities because the room was packed, something that doesn’t necessarily happen when the Bills’ games are televised or played out at The Ralph.”

“Waarts is phenomenal from a technical standpoint and his interpretive skills are already at a high level.”

“The audience left the hall, after a brief encore, fully sated.”


“From the first note of Stephen Waarts’ Brahms G Major Sonata I was hooked,
and within a few bars I was moved to tears.”
—The Strad

“Mr. Waarts showed himself a technically accomplished and musically insightful artist”
- The New York Times

“ …difficult music, in a range of styles and impeccably rendered..
Waarts showed an uncommon, preternatural sense of tonal color and lyrical beauty on the instrument.”
- The Washington Post



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