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The Stulberg International String Competition 2020 is going digital!  An unprecedented response to extraordinary times.

On Saturday, May 16th, audiences from around the world will be able to see and hear amazing young artists compete for Gold, Silver, and Bronze monetary awards, a Bach Prize and opportunities to perform with symphony orchestras.

Our renowned judges, Clive Greensmith, Yura Lee and Cho-Liang Lin, will view submitted digital videos and decide the winners of this prestigious competition.  Audience members at home will be able to see and hear all 12 of these amazing young artists compete and the winner announced on May 16.

In this challenging time, the Stulberg again offers what we love: Great Music — for inspiration, joy, and hope, and the opportunity for 12 gifted young artists to advance their abilities and careers.

We will soon announce how everyone can live stream the 45th Stulberg International String Competition! Please check back on our website and social media as we approach the May 16th, 2020, Stulberg Competition..

The Stulberg International String Competition promotes excellence in string instrument performance by gifted artists under the age of twenty


For more information contact:
Megan Yankee, Executive Director

Stulberg International String Competition

359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 14

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

(269) 343-2776

 45th Stulberg International String Competition

2020 Stulberg Semi-Finalists
Yeyeong Jin (violin), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Evan Tsai (bass), Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Luka Coetzee (cello), Alberta, Canada
Masha Lakisova (violin), Vernon Hills, Illinois
Daniel Bae (violin), Los Angeles, California
Isaiah Kim (cello), Wallingford, Pennsylvania
Laura Navasardian (cello), New York, New York
Gabrielle Despres (violin), Alberta, Canada
Miray Ito (violin), Buffalo, New York
Sean Yu (cello), Rye, New York
Albert Gang (violin), Irvine, California
Dongyoung Jake Shim (violin), Boston, Massachusetts

2020 Stulberg Alternates
Kevin Song (cello), San Diego, Caliornia
Duncan McDougall (violin), Ontario, Canada
Matthew Christakos (cello), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Brandon Du (violin), Ellicott City, Maryland

2019-20 Calendar

Gold Medalist Daniel Rafimayeri (violin) and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, March 7, 2020 – 8 pm

Miller Auditorium, Western Michigan University

BRAVO! 2020 – POSTPONED – New Date TBD

Thursday, March 26, 2020 – 7 pm – new date/time TBD

Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre, Epic Center, Kalamazoo

45th Stulberg International String Competition – Going Digital!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

The stream begins at 12:00 noon

Judges Clive Greensmith, Yura Lee, Cho-Liang Lin

Stulberg International String Competition Master Classes – CANCELLED!

Sunday, May 17, 2020 – 12:30 pm

Dalton Center, Western Michigan University

Concurrent Classes with Cellist Clive Greensmith, Violist-Violinist Yura Lee, and Violinist Cho-Liang Lin

Free and open to public

The mission of the Stulberg Competition is to promote excellence in string instrument performance by gifted artists under the age of twenty.

Our vision is to deepen community engagement
while offering a premier string competition.

Please click here to download our 2019 Strategic Plan.

Stulberg International String Competition Supporters

Thank you to our generous supporters!

The Burdick Thorne Foundation
Dorothy U. Dalton Foundation
Harold & Grace Upjohn Foundation
Irving S. Gilmore Foundation
Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
National Endowment for the Arts