Bomsori Kim

The winner of the 62nd ARD International Music Competition in Munich, Bomsori Kim’s most recent accolades include prizes at the 15th Tchaikovsky International Competition (fifth prize) and the Queen Elisabeth Competition (laureate). She made her international debut at the Fourth Sendai International Music Competition in 2010, where she became the youngest prizewinner and also received the audience prize. In that same year, she was the laureate in the Tenth International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition. She won the first prize in the Third China International Violin Competition 2011 in Qingdao, as well as three special prizes. In 2012, she won fifth prize in the Eighth Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover. In 2013, she won the top prize as well as two special prizes in the prestigious 62nd ARD International Music Competition in Munich. In 2016, Bomsori Kim not only won the 2nd prize at the 2016 Montreal International Musical Competition, but also has been offered the $5,000 People's Choice Award by Radio-Canada. And recently, the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition named her as the second winner.

 

Ms. Kim has performed as a soloist in such illustrious venues as the Musikverein Golden Hall in Vienna, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, Slovak Radio Concert Hall in Bratislava, Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the Herkulessaal and the Prinzregententheater in Munich, the Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Hall, and the Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall. She has worked with many conductors, including Andrey Boreyko, Marin Alsop, Hannu Lintu, Xincao Li, Sakari Oramo, John Storgards, Yuri Simonov, Valentin Uryupin, Pascal Verrot, Heonjeong Lim, Nanse Gum, Giancarlo Guerrero, Ja-Kyung Year, and Christopher James Lee.

 

She has appeared with numerous leading orchestras around the world, including the Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the NDR Radiophilharmonie of Hannover, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Wallonia, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kobe City Chamber Orchestra, the Qingdao Symphony Orchestra, the Xiaman Philharmonic Orchestra, the Beijing Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, the KBS Symphony Orchestra, the Buchon Philharmonic Orchestra, the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, among others.

 

Ms. Kim graduated from Seoul National University, where she studied with Young Uck Kim. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree as a student of Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes at The Juilliard School which is being supported by an Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship and a Jeanne M.Bennett Violin Scholarship. With the support of Kumho Asiana Instrument Bank, she currently performs on a violin made in Turin by Joannes Baptista Guadagnini in 1774.