Stephen Waarts’ innate and poetic musical voice has established him as a firm favourite with audiences: he has already performed more than 30 violin concertos. Stephen has performed with various orchestras, such as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Hr-Sinfonieorchester, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de Belgique, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Halle Orchestra, and with conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Marin Alsop, Constantinos Carydis, Nicholas McGegan, Maxime Pascal, and Elim Chan.
He made his debuts with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin with Stephanie Childress, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Sir András Schiff, with Philharmonie Zuidnederland, Cappella Aquileia at Opera Festival Heidenheim, and the Nash Ensemble.
Waarts has appeared in recital at Philharmonie Luxembourg, Philharmonie Haarlem, Fundación Juan March, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Auditorium du Louvre, Vancouver Recital Society and Wigmore Hall, with renowned musicians, such as Andras Schiff, Tabea Zimmermann, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Martin Helmchen and Timothy Ridout.
Waarts has appeared regularly at festivals including Aspen, Marlboro, Krzyżowa, Con Spirito Leipzig, Rheingau, and Jerusalem. He released Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1 for Alpha Classics with the Camerata Schweiz under Howard Griffiths.
He was awarded the International Classical Music Awards Orchestra Award by the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra in 2019.Stephen is completing his studies at the Kronberg Academy, after his Masters degree from the Curtis Institute, Philadelphia, where he studied under Aaron Rosand. In 2013 he won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York, aged just 17. He was also prize-winner at the 2013 Montreal International Competition and won first prize at the 2014 Menuhin Competition. Stephen is part of the Development Programme of the Orpheum Foundation for the Advancement of Young Soloists.