Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Summer FREE Concert @ NEC 2022
at New England Conservatory,
Boston, Massachusetts

 August 11 - 27, 2022

All concerts Admission Free, suggested donation $10 at door
Age 6 and under not admitted



Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 7:30 pm
NEC's Williams Hall

Inmo Yang, violin
First Prize, XII International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition 2022

Sahun Sam Hong
, piano


Jean Sibelius :
Five Pieces for Violin and Piano op.81

Johannes Brahms :
Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78, "Regensonate"
Vivace ma non troppo
Allegro molto moderato

~ intermission ~

Robert Schumann :
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2
in D Minor Op. 121 
Ziemlich langsam - lebhaft
Sehr lebhaft
Leise, einfach


Quote from critic Stephanie Oestreich of The Boston Musical Intelligencer in her review "Prize Winning Partners Excite Williams Hall" on violinist Inmo Yang and pianist Sahun Sam Hong : "The two well-matched and totally simpatico long-time partners mastered the Mazurka, the most demanding technically, with much double stopping and other virtuoso effects for both instruments. "

Admission Free, suggested donation $10 at door.
Age 6 and under not admitted.

Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Lincoln, Massachusetts




event photos: Xiaopei Xu and Chi Wei Lo

Inmo Yang
, violin
First Prize, XII International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition 2022

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, and Osmo Vänskä. His concerto appearances include Orchestre National de France, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice. Notable engagements for the upcoming season include a tour with Orchestre national de Metz, a concerto appearance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia Festival, and performances of Unsuk Chin’s first violin concerto with Busan Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the orchestra’s residency program.

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 Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he was the only violinist in its highly selective Artist Diploma program. Inmo is currently based in Berlin, where he is pursuing a master’s degree under Antje Weithaas at Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler”. Inmo plays on the c. 1718 “Bostonian” Stradivarius on loan from a private donor.

Sahun Sam Hong
, piano

Praised as an “artist of enormous prowess” (Verbier Festival Newsletter) with “lots of clarity, confidence, and wisdom” (New York Concert Review), pianist Sahun Sam Hong brings his colorful style and riveting energy to the solo, chamber, and concerto stage.

Hong was the winner of the 2017 Vendome Prize at Verbier, and received Second Prize at the 2017 International Beethoven Competition Vienna. He was also a recipient of a 2021 American Pianists Award, and finalist in the 2018 International German Piano Award and 2017 American Pianists Awards.

On the roster of Young Steinway Artists since 2010, Hong has been featured as a guest soloist with orchestras including ORF-Vienna, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Camerata New York, Fort Worth, Richardson, Racine, Waco, Galveston, and Brazos Valley Symphony. He has performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, the Vienna Musikverein, Église de Verbier, Merkin Hall, and the Kennedy Center.

In addition to performing, Hong is a prolific arranger of chamber music and orchestral works. His creative transcriptions are performed all over the world, and have been described by renowned musicians as “superb” (Yong Hi Moon, pianist), and “fresh, witty and intelligent” (Herbert Greenberg, violinist). The chamber music collective ensemble132 presents Hong’s virtuosic chamber music arrangements on annual tours throughout the United States.

At the age of 16, Hong graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University (TCU) with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, studying with John Owings. He also studied for six years with Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Hong continues his studies with Yong Hi Moon at the Peabody Institute.

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