Korean violinist In Mo Yang, First Prize Winner of the 2014 Concert Artists Guild Competition, has been hailed by the Boston Globe for his “…seamless technique and a tender warmth of tone,” combined with “…an ability to project an engaging sense of inner sincerity through his playing.” In March 2015, he won the 54th International Violin Competition “Premio Paganini” in Genoa, Italy, marking the first time since 2006 that the Paganini Competition jury has awarded the First Prize. He also garnered the following special prizes: Youngest finalist; Best performance of the contemporary original piece; and Performance most appreciated by the audience, confirming The Violin Channel’s praise of In Mo as “one of the new generation’s most talented young string virtuosi.”
These impressive First Prize honors have resulted in numerous performance prizes for In Mo with prestigious orchestras and at renowned recital venues worldwide, including his recent Carnegie Hall recital debut at Weill Recital Hall, a concerto engagement with the Danish National Symphony conducted by Fabio Luisi, and a special recital in Genoa using Paganini’s own Guarneri Del Gesu violin, among many others.
In Mo began the 2017-18 season with a busy summer schedule featuring his concerto debut at the Ravinia Festival with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, debut recitals at the Dresden Music Festival and the Yehudi Menuhin Gstaad Festval, as well as concerto engagements with the Philharmonia Zurich in Switzerland and Seoul Philharmonic in Korea, plus tour of South America as featured soloist with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. The season continues with a return to Symphony Hall in Boston for a concerto appearance with the NEC Philharmonia and return engagements with Boston’s Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Society and Virginia’s Fairfax Symphony. In Europe, he makes his concerto debut with the Orchestre Nacional de France and his recital debut in Geneva, Switzerland.
Recent recital highlights include New York’s Merkin Concert Hall, Ravinia’s Gordon Hall series and Florida’s Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, as well as international recitals throughout Italy, as well as in Greece, China and Korea. As a chamber musician, In Mo returns to Caramoor in fall 2017 for their Rising Stars series, and he tours regularly with ‘Chamber Music from Ravinia’ and Artistic Director Miriam Fried.
In Mo has performed as concerto soloist with the NDR Radiophilharmonie, Russian Symphony Orchestra, Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden Philharmonic, Boston Classical Orchestra, Longwood Symphony Orchestra, Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra and the Korean Symphony Orchestra. Festival appearances include Ravinia, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, New Hampshire Music Festival, Ishikawa Music Academy, Great Mountains International Music Festival, Japan-Korea Concert for Young Musicians, and Public Concert Academie de Music in Sion. Among his many earlier competition awards are Second Prize in the 2014 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition, and top honors at the 2013 Munetsugu Angel Violin Competition and the 2012 Joachim International Violin Competition.
Born in Indonesia to a Korean family in 1995, In Mo Yang gave his debut recital at age 11 on the Ewon Prodigy Series in Seoul, followed by his concerto debut at age 15 with the KBS Symphony Orchestra. He graduated from the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts in February 2011 and was then admitted into the Korean National University of Arts as a prodigy in music. He currently attends the New England Conservatory of Music, where he is the only violinist in its selective Artist Diploma program, while concurrently pursuing his Bachelor of Music degree, studying with Miriam Fried
In Mo plays on the “Joachim-Ma” Stradivari of 1714, the violin used by Joseph Joachim for the premiere performance of the Brahms Concerto, through the generosity of the New England Conservatory.