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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, David Robertson, Marin Alsop, and Osmo Vänskä. His concerto appearances include Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National de Metz, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and Busan Philharmonic Orchestra. Notable engagements for the upcoming season include his London debut at the Barbican Center with the BBC Symphony orchestra/Sakari Oramo, Sibelius concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra/Santtu-Mattias Rouvali at Mikkeli Festival, and a tour with the Hong Kong Philharmonic/Roberto Gonzales-Monjas.


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 Namyoon Kim at Korea National University of Arts, Miriam Fried at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and Antje Weithaas at Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin. He is now studying at Kronberg Academy with Antje Weithaas. Inmo is playing on a violin by G. B. Guadagnini of Turin kindly loaned by Jane Ng through J & A Beare and the Beare’s International Violin Society for The International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition. Inmo is currently based in Berlin. 



Apr 15, 2023

Barbican, London, UK

BBC Symphony/Sakari Oramo

Dvorak Concerto 

Apr 22, 2023

Auditorio Principe Felipe, Oviedo, Spain

BBC Symphony/Sakari Oramo

Beethoven Concerto 


Apr 24, 2023

Victor Villegas Auditorium, Murcia, Spain

BBC Symphony/Sakari Oramo

Beethoven Concerto 

Apr 28, 2023

Kleine Zaal, Concertgebouw Amsterdam 

Korngold Piano Quintet

with Shin Sihan, Takehiro Konoe, Mon-Puo Lee, Gorka Plada Giron

May 5-6, 2023

Madetoja Hall, Oulu, Finland 

Oulu Symphony/Rumon Gamba

Beethoven Concerto 

May 27, 2023

Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy

Recital at Paganini Festival with Yannick Rafalimanana

Works by Matteis, Schumann, Boulanger, Paganini, Franck

Jun 7, 2023

Naantali Music Festival, Finland

Lahti Symphony/John Storgårds

Dvorak Concerto

Aug 1, 2023

Mikkeli Festival, Finland

Recital with Irina Zahharenkova

Works by Suk, Janáček, Schumann, Franck

Aug 3, 2023

Mikkeli Festival, Finland 

Philharmonia/Santtu-Matias Rouvali

Sibelius Concerto 

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The Genetics of Strings

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Paganini: 24 Caprices



Barber violin concerto op.14
Bartok violin concerto no.1 sz.36
Beethoven violin concerto in D major op.61
Berg violin concerto “to the memory of an angel”
Bernstein Serenade after Plato’s “Symposium”
Brahms violin concerto in D major op.77
Bruch Scottish Fantasy in E-flat major op.46
Bruch violin concerto in G minor op.26
Dvorak violin concerto in A minor op.53
Elgar violin concerto in B minor op.61
Hindemith violin concerto (1939)
Lalo Symphonie Espagnole op.21
Korngold violin concerto in D major op.35
Mendelssohn violin concerto in E minor op.64
Mozart violin concerto no.1 in B-flat major K.207
Mozart violin concerto no.2 in D major K.211
Mozart violin concerto no.3 in G major K.216
Mozart violin concerto no.4 in D major K.218
Mozart violin concerto no.5 in A major K.219
Nielsen violin concerto op.33
Paganini violin concerto no.1 in D major op.6
Paganini violin concerto no.2 in B minor op.7
Paganini violin concerto no.3 in E major MS 50
Paganini violin concerto no.4 in D minor MS 60
Paganini violin concerto no.5 in A minor MS 78
Prokofiev violin concerto no.1 in D major op.19
Prokofiev violin concerto no.2 in G minor op.63
Saint Saens violin concerto in B minor op.61
Schumann Fantasy in C major op.131
Schumann violin concerto in D minor WoO23
Shostakovich violin concerto in A minor op.77
Sibelius violin concerto in D minor op.47
Szymanowski violin concerto no.1 op.35
Tchaikovsky violin concerto in D major op.35



Intermusica (worldwide)

Aimee Chow

+44 20 7608 9949

Credia (South Korea) 

Kangwon Lee

+82 10 2709 4438


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