Bartók World Competition & Festival

Stephen Tavani

13 March 1992

United States

Stephen Tavani, born in North Virginia, comes from a musical family. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles. Tavani is currently finishing his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Ida Kavafian and Arnold Steinhardt. Mr. Tavani performed at the 11th Sibelius International Violin Competition in Helsinki and at the 2013 Michael Hill Violin Competition, at both of which he advanced to the semi-final round. As an enthusiastic chamber musician, he has collaborated with outstanding artists, such as Edgar Meyer Roberto Díaz, Peter Wiley, Paul Katz. Both as a soloist and as a chamber musician he has appeared in concert halls all around the world. In the summer of 2016, he participated in his first season of the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival. He was recently appointed as the new concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.





Bartók: Rhapsody No. 1, BB 94

J. S. Bach: Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 – 2. Loure, 3. Gavotte en Rondeau



Bartók: Sonata for Solo Violin, BB 124 – 1. Tempo di ciaccona

Chausson: Poème, Op. 25

Brahms:  Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G major, Op. 78 – 1. Vivace, ma non troppo



Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219


Grand Final

Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2, BB 117