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Sheldon PersonAbout Boson Mo

Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as having “stole(n) the show…with his rousing assertion of Fauré’s Violin Sonata…” at his 2016 Da Camera of Houston début, Boson’s recent performances include those at FIAF New York City, Festival de Lanaudière (Québec), Vancouver Chamber Music Society, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Kalmia Gardens Music Festival, and Festival Emilia-Romangna in Italy.

Winner of Third Prize at the 2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, Boson was named as one of Canada’s “30 under 30 Top Classical Musicians of 2015” by CBC Radio-Canada.  He is a recipient of the “Prix Joseph-Rouleau” at the 2010 Montreal International Violin Competition as well as a top 25 candidate at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, and is a winner of Canada’s prestigious Sylva Geber Foundation Award. Additionally, he is a two-time winner of Canada Council for the Arts’ Musical Instrument Bank loan.

Boson has been featured as Young Artist in Residence of American Public Media’s “Performance Today,” and has been broadcast both nationally in the U.S.  as well as internationally on Radio New Zealand and CBC Radio-Canada.  He has performed as soloist with the Auckland Philharmonia (New Zealand), Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil (Canada), the CIM Orchestra, and the F.A.C.E. Symphony Orchestra; he has also been featured at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Aspen Music Festival and School, Début Atlantic, Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Müzewest of Vancouver, Festival Pontiac Enchanté, as well as Music@Menlo’s Winter Residency.

Boson is one of the newest members of the Houston Symphony, and has recently served as Acting Assistant Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He is an alum of Music@Menlo’s International Program (Bay Area, CA), the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Perlman Music Program (New York), the Masterclasses and Chamber Music Residency at Banff Centre, the International Holland Music Sessions (Netherlands), Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival (Maine), Morningside Music Bridge (Calgary), the Toronto Summer Music Festival, and the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival (Italy). A graduate of both the Cleveland Institute of Music and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, Boson currently performs on a violin by MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Joseph Curtin.