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Stephen Waarts, Violin and Chelsea Wang, Piano

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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 both, audience prizes and a jury laureate prize at the Queen Elizabeth competition in Belgium. Furthermore he won First Prize, the Bach Prize and the Composer’s Prize at the 2014 Menuhin Competition and many more.

He just completed his Florida debut with Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, he started his music education in a young age. After graduating from both, high school and the San Francisco Conservatory Preparatory at age 14, he has studied with Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he has recently received a bachelor of music while holding the Frank S. Bayley Annual Fellowship. He is currently a Master’s student at the Kronberg Academy in Germany, working with Mihaela Martin. 

Praised by the New York Times as an “excellent young pianist”, Chelsea Wang has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in many venues across North America, Asia, and Europe, including Kennedy Center in Washington DC, New York’s Merkin Hall and Buffalo Chamber Music Society among others. She is a prizewinner of many national and international piano competitions; for example the 2012 New York International Piano Competition or the 2012 Music Teachers National Association Yamaha Senior Competition.

She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA, studying with Ignat Solzhenitsyn. At Curtis, she holds a full-tuition scholarship as a recipient of the William A. Horn M.D. Fellowship. Previous instructors include Meng-Chieh Liu, Ksenia Nosikova, Chiu-Ling Lin, and Damarez Alvarez.

Event held at a private residence for members and guests. Please call for more information 561-659-6161.

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