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 the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, the Toronto Summer Music Festival, Mà¼zewest of Vancouver, Festival Pontiac Enchanté, the French Institute Alliance Française in New York City, and his summer or 2018 will feature appearances at the Vancouver Chamber Music Society, Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Festival de Lanaudière (Québec), Kalmia Gardens Music Festival, as well as both Casalmaggiore International Music Festival and Festival Emilia-Romagna 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. One of the top 25 candidates at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, he was also awarded the “Prix Joseph-Rouleau” at the 2010 Concours musical international de Montréal and is a recipient of Canada’s prestigious Sylva Gelber Foundation Award. Boson has competed at other major International Violin Competitions such as the Queen Elisabeth (Brussels), Menuhin, Indianapolis, and Singapore. Additionally, he is a two-time winner of a loan by the Canada Council for the Arts’ Musical Instrument Bank.
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, the CIM Orchestra (Cleveland Institute of Music), 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, as well as Music@Menlo’s Winter Residency.
Boson served as Acting Assistant Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in the autumn of 2017. He has also performed as First Violin with the EnsÅ Quartet as part of their 2016 summer season. Additionally, Boson has performed extensively in the U.S. as a duo with pianist Andrew Staupe, as well as in a trio with cellist Desmond Hoebig. Boson 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), and the Toronto Summer Music Festival. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, Boson is completing a Doctoral degree at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University under Paul Kantor. Boson currently performs on a violin by Carlo Antonio Tononi (1757), graciously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts.