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WHEN: Saturday, May 16

WHERE: Stream it here at

WHAT: The 12 Stulberg semifinalists will have their performances streamed online. Each semifinalist will perform a solo Bach followed by one movement of their chosen concerto.

MEDALIST ANNOUNCEMENTS: Tune in at approximately 3:30 PM to hear the announcements of the Bach Prize, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalists. We will hear from our judges and partner organizations as well.

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

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

2020-2021 Calendar

45th Stulberg International String Competition – Going Digital!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

The stream begins – 12:00 noon
Announcements will be made at approximately 3:30 PM

Watch it at

Judges Clive Greensmith, Yura Lee, Cho-Liang Lin

2020 Silver Medalist and the WMU University Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, October 17, 2020 – 8:00 PM

Dalton Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

2020 Gold Medalist with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Friday, October 23, 2020 – 8:00 PM

Miller Auditorium, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

 2020 Bronze Medalist with the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony

Sunday, February 7 – 6:00 PM

Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

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