Artist Bio

Boson Mo, violin

Boson Mo discovered the violin at the age of seven and has since received national and international accolades. Third Prize winner at the 2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, Mo was the recipient of the Prix Joseph Rouleau at the 2010 Montreal International Violin Competition and was a participant at the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, the Menuhin International Violin Competition, and the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. He most recently won Canada’s prestigious Sylva Gelber Foundation Award and has also received the Canadian Music Educators’ Association’s W. Harvey Award for the Best Small Ensemble Performance, Third Prize at the Concours OSM Standard Life, and First Prize at the Canadian Music Competition. As Young Artist-in-Residence of American Public Media’s Performance Today, Boson Mo is currently broadcast nationally in the United States via National Public Radio (NPR). His performances have also been featured on Radio New Zealand and CBC Radio-Canada. Mo has performed as soloist with the Auckland Philharmonia (New Zealand), the Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil (Canada), the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, and the FACE Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Boson Mo is pursuing a doctoral degree at the Shepherd School of Music under Paul Kantor. He currently performs on a violin by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (1871), graciously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts.

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