Inmo Yang Violin Recital
Sunday, August 6, 7:30 pm
Williams Hall, New England Conservatory
Inmo Yang, First Prize winners of 2015 Paganini Int’l Competition (the first First Prize winner since 2006) and 2022 Sibelius Int'l Competition, has a special recital with pianist Janice Lu.
C.Debussy - Violin Sonata
L.Janacek - Violin Sonata
~~~ Intermission ~~~
C.Franck - Violin Sonata
Tickets: $30 General; $20 Senior; Free to a Student with an ID.
About the Performers
Korean violinist Inmo Yang is the first prize winner of the 2022 Jean Sibelius Violin Competition. He was also awarded a prize for the best performance of the commissioned work written by Magnus Lindberg. Sakari Oramo- the chair of the jury- commented: “The winner was overwhelming. There is so much great about Inmo’s playing, both musically and violinistically. There is never anything extra involved in changing the spring, which produces singing and ease.”
In March 2015, Inmo won the 54th International Violin Competition “Premio Paganini” in Genoa, Italy, marking the first time since 2006 that the Paganini Competition jury awarded First Prize. Fabio Luisi, the chair of the jury at the time, commented: “Inmo is an intuitive musician. His Paganini is captivating and exquisite.” He also garnered the following special prizes: youngest finalist, best performance of the contemporary original piece, performance most appreciated by the audience, and a special recital in Genoa using Paganini’s own Guarneri Del Gesu violin.
Inmo made his Carnegie Hall debut at the Weill Recital Hall as a winner of the Concert Artists Guild competition, and went on to receive invitations to the Boston Symphony Hall, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Ravinia Music Festival and the Marlboro Music Festival.
Inmo has performed with many renowned conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Neeme Järvi, Myung-whun Chung, James Gaffigan, David Robertson, Marin Alsop, and Osmo Vänskä. His concerto appearances include Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National de Metz, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and Busan Philharmonic Orchestra.
Notable engagements for the upcoming season include his London debut at the Barbican Center with the BBC Symphony orchestra/Sakari Oramo, Sibelius concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra/Santtu-Mattias Rouvali at Mikkeli Festival, and a tour with the Hong Kong Philharmonic/Roberto Gonzales-Monjas.
In 2021, Inmo released his second Deutsche Grammophon album [The Genetics of Strings]. His debut album - 24 Caprices by N. Paganini - was recorded live as part of the Kumho Art Hall residency and released under the same label in 2019.
Inmo studied with Namyoon Kim at Korea National University of Arts, Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and Antje Weithaas at Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin. He is now studying at Kronberg Academy with Antje Weithaas. Inmo is playing on a violin by G. B. Guadagnini of Turin kindly loaned by Jane Ng through J & A Beare and the Beare’s International Violin Society for The International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition. Inmo is currently based in Berlin.
Yun Janice Lu is known as one of the leading Taiwanese pianists of her generation and is semi-
finalist at the prestigious 2018 Geneva International Music Competition (Concours de Geneve) in Switzerland, winner of Chi-Mei Arts Award (2020), PianoTexas Young Artists Competition (2014), and Bronze medalist at Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition (2021).
Janice has performed in all major venues and renowned festivals throughout the States, Europe, and Asia including Van Cliburn concert hall, Weiwuying recital hall, the Hahn hall, the Studio Ernest-Ansermet, Walnut Hill Music Festival, Academie Internationale d’Ete de Nice, PianoTexas
Festival (formerly known as the Cliburn Institute), PianoFest in the Hamptons, and Music Academy of the West. She played her debut recital at the age of ten and gave her debut performance at the Kaohsiung Cultural Center with all Beethoven repertoires including piano concerto No.4. Her orchestral debut at age of fourteen with the Taiwan Youth Orchestra at the Chih-Te Hall garnered
considerable attention of the publishers who featured her in “MuzikOnline” magazine. Remarkable orchestral collaboration includes performance with Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Lio Kuokman. Her performance of Liszt piano concerto No.1 brought rave reviews from
critics praising that “she captured Liszt’s style,” and "took full advantage of the fireworks.”
Not only a devoted soloist, but Janice regularly engages in many chamber music performances. Collaborations with musicians include Miriam Fried, Michael Kannen, Peter Frankl, Steve
Tenenbom, Ara Gregorian, Stephan Stirling, Alan Kay, and soloists from l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Her recent performance marks North American premiere of Ithaka by Helena Tulve with Lucy Shelton and Anthony Marwood at Yellowbarn chamber music festival. She performs
consistently at concert series, including Four Season Chamber Music Festival, Taos Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Evergreen in Colorado, Yellow Barn chamber music festival, Lake
Champlain Chamber Music Festival, and Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival. Janice has had the honor of working with prominent musicians such as the Brentano, Borromeo string quartets,
members of the Tokyo String Quartet, Wu Han, Arie Vardi, Peter Serkin, Gilbert Kalish, among many others.
Born in 1996 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Janice began her piano studies at age of five. She moved to the United States to pursue studies with Ning An for four years at California State University Fullerton, and earned her both M.M (Master of Music) and M.M.A (Master of Musical Arts) degrees under the tutelage of Wei-Yi Yang at Yale School of Music as the recipient of the 2019 Elizabeth Parisot prize and the Evelyn Bonar Storrs scholarships (The Musical Club of Hartford, Inc). She currently
lives in Boston and continues her studies in the highly selective D.M.A program at the New England Conservatory with Alessio Bax and Alexander Korsantia.