The Korean musician receives $5,000 and two years of management
Violinist In Mo Yang has won the 2014 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition in New York. The 19-year-old Korean musician receives the $5,000 Victor and Sono Elmaleh Award and two years of management as a member of the CAG artist roster.
Born in Seoul in 1995, In Mo Yang won second prize in the senior division of the 2014 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition and fourth prize at the 2012 Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover in Germany. He currently studies with Miriam Fried at New England Conservatory in Boston on the Laurence Lessor President Scholarship.
This year nearly 300 applicants applied for the CAG competition, with 93 candidates invited to participate in the semi-finals in New York. Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong took second prize, while third prize went to trumpeter and composer Brandon Ridenour.