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Biography

Boson Mo discovered the violin at the age of seven and has since received numerous national and international distinctions.

Mr. Mo was recently the 3rd prize winner of the Hellam Young Artists’ Competition. He was the recipient of the “Prix Joseph-Rouleau” at the 2010 Montreal International Violin Competition in Canada, and was a participant of the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition, the Menuhin International Violin Competition, and the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. He was winner of the Canadian Music Educators’ Association’s W. Harvey Award for the Best Small Ensemble Performance, Third Prize at the Concours Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and First Prize at the Canadian Music Competition. Boson has attended the Perlman Music Program (New York), the Banff Centre’s Chamber Music Residency, Morningside Music Bridge (Calgary), and the Aspen Music Festival and School as a Fellowship recipient for four consecutive years.

Boson has been featured as soloist with the CIM Orchestra and the Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil, while he has served concertmaster of the Shepherd Chamber Orchestra, the CIM Orchestra, and the F.A.C.E. Symphony Orchestra. Recent performance engagements include a 5-recital tour of Canada presented by Début Atlantic as well as feature performance at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival in May 2013.

As a student of Paul Kantor, Boson pursues his studies at the Shepherd School of Music and has completed his undergraduate studies as a Starling Foundation Scholarship recipient at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has performed in masterclasses for Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Sylvia Rosenberg, Olivier Charlier, Cho-Liang Lin, Peter Salaff, Masao Kawasaki, Joan Kwuon, Paul Katz, Roger Tapping, Jerome Lowenthal, Yoheved Kaplinsky, etc.

Boson currently performs on a violin by Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (1871), graciously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts.

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