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44th Stulberg International String Competition

Saturday, May 18, 2019

WMU’s Dalton Center Recital Hall

Daytime semifinals performances on the half-hour from 9 am to 4 pm – admission free

Evening finals performances begin at 7:30 pm – $25/adults and $5/students – click “Buy Tickets” above

Judges Paul Coletti, Emilio Colón, Jennifer Frautschi

Congratulations to the 2019 Stulberg Semifinalists!

Jaime An (19), Cello, Saratoga, CA
Teacher: Hans Jensen, Northwestern University

Julia Angelov (18), Violin, Washington DC
Teacher: Aaron Rosand, Curtis Institute of Music and Mannes School of Music

James Baik (17), Cello, Willmette, IL
Teachers: Hans Jensen, Northwestern University

Jack Boettcher (17), Cello, Naperville, IL
Teacher: Hans Jensen, Northwestern University

Ari Boutris (18), Violin, New York, NY
Teacher: Patinka Kopec, Manhattan School of Music

Nathan Le (19), Cello, Northridge, CA
Teacher: Laurence Lesser, New England Conservatory

Stephen Leou (16), Cello, Bellevue, WA
Teacher: Leslie Marckx, Marckx Studio

Sory Park (19), Violin, Gwangju, South Korea
Teacher: Soovin Kim, New England Conservatory

Daniel Rafimayeri (18), Violin, New York, NY
Teacher: Paul Biss, New England Conservatory

Sara Scanlon (18), Cello, Milford, CT
Teachers: Richard Aaron and Julie Albers, Robert McDuffie Center for Strings

Hannah White (19), Violin, Los Angeles, CA
Teacher: Robert Lipsett, Colburn Conservatory

Chelsea Xia (16), Violin, New York, NY
Teacher: Elizabeth Faidley, Manhattan School of Music

2019 Calendar

Gold Medalist Charlotte Marckx (violin) and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 8 pm

Miller Auditorium, Western Michigan University

2017 Gold Medalist William McGregor (double bass) and the Grand Rapids Symphony

Friday, February 22, 2019 – 10 am and 8 pm

St. Cecilia Music Center, Grand Rapids

BRAVO! 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019 – 7 pm

Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre, Epic Center, Kalamazoo

Admission free – details at

Live streamed at our Facebook page and at

44th Stulberg International String Competition and Master Classes

Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2019

Dalton Center, Western Michigan University

Judges Paul Coletti, Emilio Colón, Jennifer Frautschi

Save the Date: Stulberg Summer Fundraiser

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Gull Lake Country Club

Featuring 2010 Gold Medalist Richard Narroway, Cello

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