Invitation Photo

Congratulations to the 2018 Medalists!


Charlotte Marckx, violin – Gold Medal and Bach Award

La Li, cello – Silver Medal

Maya Anjali Buchanan, violin – Bronze Medal


2018 Stulberg Semifinalists:

(click here for the daytime semifinals program)

Maya Anjali Buchanan (17), Violin, Rapid City, SD
Teacher: Almita Vamos, Music Institute of Chicago Academy

Andrew Byun (19), Cello, Evanston, IL
Teacher: Hans Jensen, Northwestern University

Eric Chen (16), Violin, Princeton, NJ
Teachers: Cho-Liang Lin and Naoko Tanaka, Juilliard Pre-College

Mei Hotta (15), Cello, Torrance, CA
Teacher: Sarah Koo, Colburn Community School of Performing Arts

Josh Kail (18), Viola, New York, NY
Teachers: Heidi Castleman and Hsin-Yun Huang, The Juilliard School

Nathan Le (18), Cello, Northridge, CA
Teacher: Laurence Lesser, New England Conservatory

La Li (15), Cello, Flushing, NY
Teachers: Richard, Aaron, Sieun Lin, The Juilliard School

Charlotte Marckx (15), Violin, Bellevue, WA
Teacher: Simon James, Coleman Studio

Kei Otake (19), Cello, Short Hills, NJ
Teacher: Joel Krosnick, The Juilliard School

Hannah Song (17), Violin, Irvine, CA
Teacher: Simon James, Coleman Studio

Sophia Su (16), Viola, Bethpage, NY
Teacher: Masao Kawasaki, The Juilliard School

William Suh (18), Cello, Los Angeles, CA
Teacher: Paul Katz, New England Conservatory

2018 Calendar

43rd Stulberg International String Competition

Friday, May 18, 2018, Dalton Center, Western Michigan University

Judges Aaron Dworkin, Anthony Ross and Scott St. John

Daytime semifinals on the half-hour from 9 am to 4 pm – free and open to public – click here for program

Evening finals concert at 7:30 pm – tickets $20 adults/$5 students

Breaking News: NPR’s From the Top with host Christopher O’Riley will be on site during the 2018 Competition, creating a documentary episode to be broadcast at a later date!

Stulberg Master Classes

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 12:30 and 3 pm

Dalton Center, Western Michigan University

Judges Aaron Dworkin, Anthony Ross and Scott St. John

Ross Cello Class and St. John Violin-Viola Class begin concurrently at 12:30 pm

Dworkin Presentation “Introduction to Arts Entrepreneurship” begins at 3 pm

Summer and Stars Gala

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 6 pm at Gull Lake Country Club – RSVP by July 11

Featuring violinists Ariel Horowitz (2013 Silver Medal) and Yaegy Park (2015 Gold Medal)

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

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