March 17, 2014
NEC proudly congratulates In Mo Yang ’17, a violin student of Miriam Fried, who won second prize in the Menuhin Competition, held Feb. 21—March 2 at the Butler School of Music, University of Texas in Austin. A native of South Korea, In Mo was awarded $7000 in a prize donated by Christophe Landon violins.
The competition, named after the great American violin virtuoso and educator, Yehudi Menuhin, is held every two years in a different city. This year was the first time it has taken place in the United States. Setting a world record among international violin competitions, the Menuhin attracted 275 entrants in the senior and junior divisions. From that number, 42 semi-finalists were invited to compete in Austin.
Among the illustrious winners of the competition in the past include NEC Artist Diploma student Xiang Yu ’14 AD who won in 2010 as well as Julia Fischer, Nikolaj Znaider, and Ray Chen.