BOMSORI

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Biography

“Bomsori Kim is internationally recognized as one of the most dynamic and exciting violinists of today” (NDR)

 

Bomsori’s expressive communication with the audience through her personal interpretations have been recognized by many of the world’s finest orchestras and eminent conductors.

 

In the 2020-2021 season, Bomsori returns to Rheingau Music Festival as the focus artist. The residency at the Rheingau Music Festival 2021 will inlude  seven concerts, presenting Bomsori’s entire artistic skills together with various musical partners.

She will perform all five Mozart violin concertos with the Camerata Salzburg,  Tschaikowski's Violin Concerto with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Vassily Petrenko and with Tenebrae Choir,  Bomsori will perform Bach's Partita in D minor for solo violin merging with his chorales. 

In Summer 2021 Bomsori will return to Gstaad Menuhin Festival performing twice, as the “Menuhin’s Heritage Artist".

 

Bomsori makes her debuts at the Philharmonie Essen, Festspielhaus Baden- Baden and the Philharmonie in Cologne.

She will perfrom with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jaap van Zweden and with Singapore and Tokyo Symphony Orchstras.

The 2019 -2020 season featured Bomsori’s debuts at Lucerne Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Heidelberger Frühling Festival and the residency at Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra.

Bomsori made her New York Philharmonic debut in February 2019, performing the US Premiere of Tan Dun's Violin Concerto,

Fire Ritual.

She performed with Nürnberger Symphoniker, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz,  Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra,

KBS Symphony Orchestra . She joined the Wrocław Philharmonic as soloist in a  tour trough USA, performing the Szymanowski Violin Concerto. With pianist Rafal Blechacz, Bomsori performed in Germany, Italy, Spain, USA and Canada

 

In addition to winning the 62nd ARD International Music Competition, Bomsori is a prize winner of the Tchaikovsky International Competition, Queen Elisabeth Competition, International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition, Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover, Montreal International Musical Competition, and Sendai International Music Competition. Bomsori won Second Prize, Critic’s Prize, and nine additional special prizes at the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition.

 

As a soloist, Bomsori has appeared at numerous venues worldwide, such as Musikverein Golden Hall in Vienna, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the Herkulessaal and the Prinzregententheater in Munich, Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Hall, Rudolfinum and Smetana Hall in Prague, and Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall.

Bomsori has had the privilege of performing under the direction of multiple conductors, including Jaap van Zweden, Andrey Boreyko, Jacek Kaspszyk, Marin Alsop, Hannu Lintu,  Sakari Oramo, John Storgards, Yuri Simonov, Giancarlo Guerrero, Yoel Levi, Antonio Mendez, Lukasz Borowicz with numerous leading orchestras, such as Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie of Hannover, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, amongst others.

 

In 2017, Warner Classics released Bomsori’s debut album with maestro Jacek Kaspszyk and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring Wieniawski Violin Concerto No.2 and Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1.

Her second album with pianist Rafał Blechacz, featuring works by Fauré, Debussy, Szymanowski and Chopin, was released in February 2019 by Deutsche Grammophon.

 

A native of South Korea, Bomsori received a Bachelor’s degree at Seoul National University, where she studied with Young Uck Kim. She also earned her Master of Music Degree and Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School as a full-scholarship candidate and studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes.

 

With the support of Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation, she currently plays on a 1774 violin by Joannes Baptista Guadagnini. 

 

2020/21


News

                                                           Berlin, 22 February 2021.

Deutsche Grammophon announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Bomsori Kim.  

“I feel truly honoured to join Deutsche Grammophon and follow in the footsteps of so many legendary artists,” says Bomsori Kim. “The Yellow Label stands for excellence and the best of tradition. It is also committed to reaching new audiences and connecting as many people as possible via the powerful emotions of great music. I share that commitment and want to communicate to the world through music. I hope my new album for DG will touch and inspire listeners of all ages.”

 

“It’s my great pleasure to welcome Bomsori to the Yellow Label,” comments Dr Clemens Trautmann, President Deutsche Grammophon. “Her extraordinary virtuosity is matched by an ability to make the violin sing. We love the way she’s prepared to take risks in the moment of performance and the heartfelt poetry of her playing. Bomsori’s DG debut solo album is a tremendous showcase for her artistry and we look forward to creating many more recordings with her in future.”


Contact

Gregor Kotow

gregor@liukotow.com

+49 511 47416545

 

Shannen Liu

shannen@liukotow.com

+49 511 47416546

 

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Media

Bomsori plays Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Fabio Luisi and KBS Symphony Orchestra, December, 2019 

Bomsori Kim plays Wieniawski concerto

Bomsori Kim, violin

15th International Henryk WieniawskiViolin Competition

Poznań, October, 2017

Bomsori Kim plays Shostakovich Violin Concerto 

Bomsori Kim, violin

Concours musical international de Montréal

Montreal, May, 2016

Bomsori Kim plays Brahms Violin Concerto 

Bomsori Kim, violin

XV International Tchaikovsky Competition

Moscow, May, 2015

Bomsori Kim plays Mendelssohn Violin Concerto 

Bomsori Kim, violin

KBS Symphony Orchestra, Julian Kovachev 

Seoul, May 2020

 


Discography:

VIOLIN ON STAGE 

 

Wieniawski · Tchaikovsky · Waxman

Gluck · Massenet · Saint-Saëns

Bomsori

NFM Wrocław Philharmonic

Giancarlo Guerrero

June 18, 2021


Bomsori & Rafał Blechacz

Rafał Blechacz and Bomsori Kim present their first recording for Deutsche Grammophon as new duo partners with works by Fauré, Debussy, Chopin and Szymanowski


Bomsori Kim 

Debut album for Warner Classics, Oct. 2017

Wieniawski and Shostakovich Violin concertos with Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

and Jacek Kaspszyk

 

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BOMSORI & Rafał Blechacz

 

Polish melancholy and French elegance may enter into a wonderfully symbiotic relationship in music, a point well illustrated by the works of Frédéric Chopin, who, Polish by birth, settled in France. This was also the point that was uppermost in the minds of  Bomsori Kim and the Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz when they selected the works for their first album together and decided to combine pieces from both of these musical traditions