Highlights for Stephen Waarts this season include return visits to the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival and the Philharmonie Zuidnederland, and debuts with the Szczecin Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Belgique, Slovak Philharmonic, Cape Town Philharmonic, and Oulu Symphony orchestras. He will perform with the Luzerner Sinfonie, give recital concerts during his Verbier residency, and collaborate with Sir András Schiff in Berlin and Tabea Zimmerman in Bonn. In 2018 Stephen appeared at the Lincoln Center’s ‘Mostly Mozart’ Festival, and made his debuts with the hr-Sinfonieorchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Tampere Philharmonic and Munich Symphony orchestras. In 2017 he made his New York concerto debut, and gave recital concerts in the USA (New York, Washington DC, and Boston), and in the Louvre (Paris), Dubrovnik Summer Festival and Zurich. In 2018 he recorded his debut album for Rubicon Classics with pianist Gabriele Carcano, and is now preparing a Hindemith project for Ondine Classics.
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