Today on the show we chat with Inmo Yang, a dear friend of mine who also happens to be a world-class violin virtuoso.
Just as important as his musical skill is his philosophical mind that is constantly churning and developing ideas. He is unlike most musicians I’ve ever met because of our common love for “deep” conversations.
When I first met Inmo, I bothered him in our school’s library and even got his name wrong. But like all great friendships, ours developed over time. It’s my honor to present to you this musical beast.
Here’s a short 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.”
I can personally assure you that seeing Inmo in concert is nothing sort of mastery seen only once in a generation.
Visit his website: inmoyang.com
In Today’s Episode
- Inmo’s violin origin story
- What does the average day of a star violinist look like?
- Are the arts even relevant?
- Impacting younger generations through teaching
- Inmo’s ever changing philosophy of life
- And much more!
Hope you enjoyed this episode and that it wasn’t ultra heavy. The more interviews I have, the deeper the conversations seem to get.
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