Cello, Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Award Winner
Hailed by the Young Performer Magazine for his ‘amazing technique and incredible personality’, cellist Mo Mo has performed as a soloist across the U.S. and China in venues such as Carnegie Hall, China National Center for Performing Arts, Beijing Concert Hall and Jordan Hall in Boston. A prize winner at several international competitions, Mr. Mo has won top prizes at the 2016 Schoenfeld International Competition in Harbin, China (3rd Prize), and the 2017 Serge & Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Award (2nd Prize). He was also a recipient of Aldo Parisot Prize at Yale School of Music, Karl Zeise Memorial Cello Award at the Tanglewood Music Center, and the Beneficent Society Scholarship at New England Conservatory of Music.
Born into a musical family in Beijing, Mo Mo began his cello study at age of six and was later accepted to the middle school of Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, where he studied under Professor Tao Song and Professor Mula Na. A graduate of New England Conservatory in Boston, where he studied with renowned American cellist Laurence Lesser, Mr. Mo also studied at Yale University School of Music under full scholarship with legendary Brazilian cellist Mr. Aldo Parisot as one of his youngest pupils.
In 2016, Mr. Mo made his main stage debut at China National Center for Performing Arts, collaborating with Maestro Lihua Tan and the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, playing cello concerto “Reflet d`un temps disparu” by the famous Chinese Composer Qigang Chen. Mr. Mo is also serving as Artist in Residence at Heifetz International Music Institute. Mr. Mo is currently studying at Manhattan School of Music in New York with Mr. Phillipe Muller.