Congratulations to the 2018 Stulberg Semifinalists:

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

2017 Stulberg Bronze Medalist Karisa Chiu, violin

Sunday, February 18, 4 pm, Chenery Auditorium

Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Andrew Koehler

2018 BRAVO!

Thursday, March 1, 7 pm, Epic Center’s Jolliffe Theatre

Livestreamed at

Showcasing the best musical talent of local high school-aged students, selected by audition

A collaborative event of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, Black Arts & Cultural Center, Crescendo Academy of Music, Fontana, Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Public Media Network, Stulberg International String Competition, and WMUK 102.1 FM

43rd Stulberg International String Competition

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

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

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

Judges Aaron Dworkin, Anthony Ross and Scott St. John


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 pm

Dalton Center, Western Michigan University

Judges Aaron Dworkin, Anthony Ross and Scott St. John

Save the Date – Stulberg Summer Fundraiser

Thursday, July 19, 2018, evening

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!

Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo
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