March 5th 2017
In Mo Yang - New Violin Virtuoso
April 23rd 2017
New Orford String Quartet with Adrian Fung
In Mo Yang
New Violin Virtuoso
2015 winner of the International Paganini Competition In Mo Yang is a rising star. He makes his Canadian debut along with Renana Gutman , piano, featuring a lush program that highlights his formidable skill. In Mo plays on an Antonio Stradivari violin (composite c. 1705/1718), courtesy of an anonymous donor, with a loan arranged by Reuning & Sons, Boston.
J.S. Bach: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 3 in D minor for Solo Violin, Op. 27, No. 3 “Ballade”
Schumann: Violin Sonata No. 3 in A minor, WoO27
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30, No. 2
In addition to his historic win at the 54th International Violin Competition “Premio Paganini” in Genoa, Italy, In Mo also received awards there for best performance of the contemporary original piece, and for performance most appreciated by the audience. As a result of winning, he received a number of engagements, including a recital in Genoa using Paganini’s own Guarneri del Gesu violin.
Yang also won the 2014 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, placed second at the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition, and took top honours at the 2013 Munetsugu Angel Violin Competition and the 2012 Joachim International Violin Competition. All of these honours confirm The Violin Channel’s praise of Yang as “one of the new generation’s most talented young string virtuosi.”
“From his first entrance onward, Yang was an arresting performer: now sweet, now excitable, now chaste, now florid, and always, everywhere, in command.” – The Boston Globe
Watch In Mo perform Milstein’s Paganiniana!