"This violinist is ready for anything: with virtuosity, presence, clarity and a warm, rich tone, Bomsori is adept at making each moment her own" -Crescendo Magazine
In February 2021, Bomsori signed in Berlin the exclusive contract with the Deutsche Grammophon label.
In the season 2021/22 Bomsori will perform with the New York Philharmonic ( van Zweden), San Francisco Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony ( Altinoglu), Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Luisi), Tonkünstler Orchestra ( Luisi) the NDR Radiophilharmonie (Manze), the Singapore Symphony, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (Urbanski) amongst others.
Bomsori was the Focus Artist of the Rheingau Musik Festival 2021. The residency included nine concerts, presenting Bomsori’s entire artistic skills together with various musical partners.
She performed all five Mozart violin concertos with the Camerata Salzburg, Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko and with Tenebrae Choir, Bomsori performed Bach's Partita in d minor for solo violin merging with his chorales.
In Summer 2021, Bomsori returned to Gstaad Menuhin Festival performing twice, as the “Menuhin’s Heritage Artist, starting her 5- years residency at the legendary festival.
Bomsori made her New York Philharmonic debut in February 2019, performing the US Premiere of Tan Dun's Violin Concerto, Fire Ritual.
Bomsori has had the privilege of performing under the direction of multiple conductors, including Fabio Luisi, Jaap van Zweden, Andrey Boreyko, Jacek Kaspszyk, Marin Alsop, Pablo Heras-Casado, Hannu Lintu, Sakari Oramo, John Storgårds, Giancarlo Guerrero with numerous leading orchestras, such as Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, amongst others. She joined the Wrocław Philharmonic as soloist in a tour through USA, performing the Szymanowski Violin Concerto.
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, Rudolfinum and Smetana Hall in Prague, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York.
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, Sendai International Music Competition and the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition. Bomsori received the 2018 Young Artist Award from the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Korean Music Association’s 2019 Young Artist Award. In 2020, she was presented with the 4th G.rium Artists Award by the Foundation Academia Platonica.
In June 2021 Bomsori released her first Deutsche Grammophon solo Album, Violin on Stage, with NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic and Giancarlo Guerrero.
The duo album with pianist Rafał Blechacz, featuring works by Fauré, Debussy, Szymanowski and Chopin, was released in February 2019 by Deutsche Grammophon. The album won the Fryderyk Music Award for “Best Polish Album Abroad” for their DG recording of French and Polish repertoire.
In 2017, Warner Classics released Bomsori’s debut album with maestro Jacek Kaspszyk and the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2 and Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1.
Born in South Korea, Bomsori received a Bachelor 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 where she studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes.
She perform on the Guarnerius del Gesù violin “ex-Moller,” Cremona, 1725, on extended loan through the generous efforts of The Samsung Foundation of Culture of Korea and The Stradivari Society of Chicago, Illinois.
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.”
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Bomsori plays Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Fabio Luisi and KBS Symphony Orchestra, December, 2019
Bomsori Kim, violin
15th International Henryk WieniawskiViolin Competition
Poznań, October, 2017
Bomsori Kim, violin
Concours musical international de Montréal
Montreal, May, 2016
Bomsori Kim, violin
XV International Tchaikovsky Competition
Moscow, May, 2015
Bomsori Kim, violin
KBS Symphony Orchestra, Julian Kovachev
Seoul, May 2020
VIOLIN ON STAGE
Wieniawski · Tchaikovsky · Waxman
Gluck · Massenet · Saint-Saëns
NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
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
Debut album for Warner Classics, Oct. 2017
Wieniawski and Shostakovich Violin concertos with Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
and Jacek Kaspszyk
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