Biography

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.

Concerto highlights of his 2016-17 concert season include European engagements with Philharmonia Zurich and the Baden Baden Philharmionic (Germany), in Korea with the Seoul Philharmonic, and in the US with the Fairfax Symphony, DuPage (IL) Symphony and the Dream Orchestra of Los Angeles at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.  Back home in Boston, In Mo opens the season for The Bach, Beethoven & Brahms Society (formerly the Boston Classical Orchestra) and he also makes his Symphony Hall debut with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Benjamin Zander.

Featured North American recitals in 2016-17 include New York’s Merkin Concert Hall, Ravinia’s Gordon Hall series near Chicago, Toronto’s Mooredale Concerts and Florida’s Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.  In Europe, he performs at the Dresden Music Festival and the Yehudi Menuhin Gstaad Festival, following other recent international recitals throughout Italy, as well as in China and Korea.  As a chamber musician, In Mo will play at Caramoor in fall 2016 as part of their Rising Stars series, and he tours again in spring 2017 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, Austin Symphony Orchestra, 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 Asia 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 is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at New England Conservatory, where he studies with Miriam Fried as a recipient of the Laurence Lesser Presidential Scholarship.

In Mo plays on an Antonio Stradivari violin (composite c.1705/1718), courtesy of an anonymous donor, with a loan generously arranged by Reuning & Sons, Boston.

 

Audio

Paganini: Solo Caprice No. 1

Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22- Allegro con fuoco – Allegro moderato (à la Zingara)

Kreisler: Caprice Viennois

Bartok: Sonata for solo violin, Sz. 117- tempo di ciaccona

Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 80- Andante

Paganni: Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 6

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K. 207- Presto

Video

  • See video Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, 3rd Mvt - Live at the 2012 Joseph Joachim Violin Competition

    Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto, 3rd Mvt - Live at the 2012 Joseph Joachim Violin Competition

  • See video  Ysaye: Caprice d'apres I'Etude - Live at the 2014 Menuhin Competition

    Ysaye: Caprice d'apres I'Etude - Live at the 2014 Menuhin Competition

  • See video  Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 - DRSO with Fabio Luisi

    Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1 - DRSO with Fabio Luisi

  • See video  Kreisler's Recitativo and Scherzo

    Kreisler's Recitativo and Scherzo

Press

Repertoire

  • Orchestral Repertoire

    J. S. Bach: Concerto No. 1 in A minor (BWV 1041)
    J.S. Bach: Concerto No. 2 in E Major (BWV 1042)
    J.S. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D minor (BWV 1043)
    Beethoven: Violin concerto in D major (Op.61)
    Berg: Violin concerto (1935)
    Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
    Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 1 in C Major
    Lalo: Symphony Espagnole (Op. 21)
    Mendelssohn: Concerto in E minor (Op. 64)
    Mozart: Concerto No. 1 in B flat Major (K. 207)
    Mozart: Concerto No. 3 in G Major (K. 217)
    Mozart: Concerto No. 4 in D Major (K. 218)
    Mozart: Concerto No. 5 in A Major (K. 219)
    Mozart: Rondo in C Major for violin and orchestra (K. 373)
    Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat Major (K. 364)
    Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major (Op. 6)
    Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor (Op. 7)
    Prokofiev: Concerto No. 1 in D Major (Op. 19)
    Ravel: Tzigane – Rhapsody de Concert
    Saint-Saëns: Concerto No. 3 in B minor (Op. 61)
    Saint-Saëns: Havanaise
    Saint-Saëns: Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso
    Sarasate: Carmen Fantasie (Op. 25)
    Sibelius: Concerto in D minor (Op. 47)
    Tchaikovsky: Concerto in D Major (Op. 35)
    Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo in C Major (Op. 34)
    Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor (Op. 37)
    Vivaldi: Four Seasons
    Waxman/Bizet: Carmen Fantasie
    Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor (Op. 14)
    Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor (Op. 22)
    Wieniawski: Polonaise de Concert in D Major (Op. 4, No. 1)
    Wieniawski: Polonaise (No. 2)Brilliant in A Major (Op. 21)
    Wieniawski: Fantaisie Brilliante on Themes from Gounod’s “Faust” (Op. 20)