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

41st Stulberg International String Competition

Saturday, May 21, 2016 – Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU

Daytime semifinals – 9 am to 4 pm – admission free – click here to view program

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

Congratulations to the 2016 Medalists!

Daniel Hass, Cello – Burdick-Thorne Gold Medal

Zeyu Victor Lee, Violin – Silver Medal

Austin Haley Berman, Violin – Pinehurst Bronze Medal

Zachary Brandon, Violin – Bach Award

Congratulations to the 2016 Semifinalists

(click here to read their bios)

Austin Berman (19), Violin, Berwyn, PA   School: Princeton University  Teacher: Li Lin

Zachary Brandon (17), Violin, Battle Creek, MI   School: Home  Teachers: Almita Vamos, Hye-Sun Lee

Daniel Hass (18), Cello, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL   School: Juilliard School  Teacher: Joel Krosnick

Zeyu Victor Li (19), Violin, Philadelphia, PA   School: Curtis Institute of Music  Teacher: Aaron Rosand

Nathan Meltzer (15), Violin, New York, NY   School: Juilliard Pre-College  Teachers: Itzhak Perlman, Li Lin

Aubree Oliverson (17), Violin, Orem, UT   School: Colburn Music Academy  Teacher: Robert Lipsett

Kiarra Saito-Beckman (17), Violin, Bend, OR   School: Cleveland Institute of Music  Teachers: Jaime Laredo, Jan Sloman

Tristan Siegel (19), Violin, Bloomington, IN   School: Indiana University Jacobs School of Music  Teacher: Alexander Kerr

Grace Sohn (16), Cello, Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA   School: Vancouver Academy of Music  Teacher: Joseph Elworthy

Yu Chao Weng (19), Violin, Ann Arbor, MI   School: University of Michigan  Teacher: Danielle Belen

Brenden Zak (18), Violin, Ocean, NJ   School: Temple University Music Preparatory Division  Teacher: Hirono Oka

Silas Zschocke (19), Viola, Berlin, GERMANY   School: University of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin  Teacher: Tabea Zimmermann

Live stream of the 2016 competition

Click here to watch the competition, starting at 9am EST, May 21st

2015–16 Season

2015 Stulberg Gold Medalist Yaegy Park

with Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, John Varineau, Conductor

St. Cecelia Music Society, Royce Auditorium, Friday, November 6, 2015, 8 pm

2015 Stulberg Gold Medalist Yaegy Park

with Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Raymond Harvey, Director

Miller Auditorium, Friday, February 19, 2016, 8 pm

2015 Stulberg Bronze Medalist Hae Sue Lee

with Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Koehler, Director

Chenery Auditorium, Sunday, February 21, 2016, 4 pm

41st Stulberg International String Competition

Dalton Center Recital Hall, WMU, May 21, 2016

2016 Stulberg Master Classes

Dalton Center, WMU, May 22, 2016

2014 Stulberg Gold Medalist Zlatomir Fung

with Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Markand Thakar, Director

Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, Sunday, May 29, 2016, 3 pm

2016 Midsummer Night’s Interlude

Gull Lake Country Club, July 14, 2016

1986 Gold Medalist Elisa Barston, violin and Susan Wiersma Uchimura, piano

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