Congratulations to the 2017 winners!

Gold Medal – William McGregor, double bass

Silver Medal – Qing Yu Chen, violin

Bronze Medal – Karisa Chiu, violin

Bach Prize – Karisa Chiu, violin


Saturday, May 13, 2017, 7:30 pm, Dalton Center Recital Hall

(Daytime Semifinals performances on the half hour from  9 am to 4 pm – free and open to the public – Dalton Center Recital Hall)

Click here for the Live Video Stream of the day’s events

Congratulations to the 2017 Semifinalists!

Semifinalist Bios 2017

Semifinal Performance Schedule 2017

Zachary Brandon (18), Violin, Battle Creek, MI
Teachers: Almita Vamos, Hye-sun Lee, Music Institute of Chicago Academy

Qing Yu Chen (16), Violin, Oakland Gardens, NY
Teachers: Masao Kawasaki, Cho-Liang Lin, The Juilliard School

Karisa Chiu (17), Violin, Palatine, IL
Teacher: Almita Vamos, Music Institute of Chicago Academy

Isabelle Durrenberger (18), Violin, Cleveland, OH
Teachers: Jaime Laredo, Jinjoo Cho, Cleveland Institute of Music

Mei Hotta (14), Cello, Torrance, CA
Teacher: Sarah Koo, Koo Cello Studio

Alena Hove (17), Violin, Issaquah, WA
Teacher: Simon James, Coleman Violin Studio

Joseph Hsia (16), Violin, West Windsor, NJ
Teacher: Sheryl Staples, The Juilliard School

Nathan Le (17), Cello, Northridge, CA
Teacher: Ronald Leonard, Colburn Music Academy

Alice Lee (16), Violin, Markham, ON
Teacher: Barry Shiffman, The Royal Conservatory of Music

William McGregor (17), Double Bass, Malvern, PA
Teacher: Albert Laszlo, The Juilliard School

Rachel Siu (19), Cello, New York, NY
Teacher: Joel Krosnick, The Juilliard School

Jeremy Tai (18), Cello, Cupertino, CA
Teacher: Hans Jensen, Northwestern University

2016-17 Season

Stulberg Master Class Students at Kalamazoo Art Hop

Epic Center Atrium, Friday, March 3, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Master Class alumni perform solos and chamber music in this casual collage concert

2016 Stulberg Bach Prize Winner Zachary Brandon

at Kalamazoo Bach Festival‘s Bach’s Lunch Recital

Kalamazoo College, Dalton Theatre, Thursday, May 11, 12 noon (please note revised date)

42nd Stulberg International String Competition

Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU, May 13, 2017

Judges David Kim (violin), Yizhak Schotten (viola), Amit Peled (cello)

Semifinal performances on the half-hour, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., free and open to public

Finals concert, 7:30 p.m., tickets $20/adults and $5/students

2017 Stulberg Master Classes

Dalton Center, WMU, May 14, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

Concurrent Master Classes with violinist David Kim, violist Yizhak Schotten, and cellist Amit Peled

2015 Stulberg Gold Medalist Yaegy Park

with Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Markand Thakar, Director

Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, Sunday, May 28, 2017, 3 pm

2017 Midsummer Night’s Interlude

Gull Lake Country Club, July 27, 2017 – 6 pm

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