Boson Mo, violin; Yvonne Chen, piano
Nicky Sohn: Lullaby for Those Fast Asleep
Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94a
John Corigliano: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Since its founding in 2009, DACAMERA’s Young Artist Program has bolstered the careers of dozens of young musicians, encouraging them to become passionate, forward-thinking and community-focused artists. To celebrate this innovative program, two distinguished past participants – violinist Boson Mo (2013-2015) and pianist Yvonne Chen (2012-2014) – return to DACAMERA’s stage to perform a free recital featuring works by Sergei Prokofiev, John Corigliano, and fellow alumni artist Nicky Sohn.
Winner of Third Prize at the 2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, violinist Boson Mo joined the Houston Symphony in 2019. Boson has been featured as a Young Artist in Residence of American Public Media’s Performance Today and has been broadcast both in the United States and internationally on Radio New Zealand and CBC Radio-Canada. He was a candidate at major international violin competitions such as the Tchaikovsky (Moscow, Russia), Queen Elisabeth (Brussels, Belgium), Indianapolis, and Montreal competitions, among others.
Pianist, educator and non-profit leader Yvonne Chen has played in venues as varied as a construction site in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Carnegie Hall. Her 22-23 season highlights include recital performances with cellist Francesca McNeeley and violinist Boson Mo, a world premiere of Anthony Brandt’s Diabelli 200 for piano and chamber ensemble, engagements with Performing Arts Houston and MUSIQA, and recitals in Houston, Washington, DC and Newport. She is on faculty at St. John’s School.