Violinist Inmo Yang has been granted use of the violin as part of the Sibelius Competition’s first prize package from earlier this year

’No better time to practise than now,’ said Korean violinist Inmo Yang, as he announced his new union with a Guadagnini violin on social media.

Yang took first prize at the Sibelius International Violin Competition in May 2022, where he took the €30,000 cash prize, €2,000 for best performance of the competition’s commissioned work Caprice by Magnus Lindberg, plus personal mentoring sessions with jury chair Sakari Oramo and violinist Pekka Kuusisto. Part of his prize included loan of a 1772 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin, loaned by Jane Ng through J & A Beare and the Beare’s International Violin Society.

Yang is a former winner of the 54th International Violin Competition ’Premio Paganini’ in Genoa, Italy in 2015. He has recorded two albums for Deutsche Gramophon, including the complete 24 Caprices for Solo Violin by Paganini. He has debuted at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall as a winner of the Concert Artists Guild competition, and has received invitations to perform at the Boston Symphony Hall, the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the Ravinia Music Festival and the Marlboro Music Festival .

Yang studied with Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory of Music and is currently based in Berlin, where he is pursuing a master’s degree under Antje Weithaas at Hochschule für Musik ’Hanns Eisler’.