Bomsori Kim

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In February 2021, Bomsori signed in Berlin the exclusive contract with the Deutsche Grammophon label.

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, staritng her 5- years residency at the legendary festival.

Bomsori makes her debuts at the Philharmonie Essen, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and the Philharmonie in Cologne. She will perform with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra (Fabio Luisi), the NDR Radiophilharmonie (Andrew Manze), the Singapore Symphony, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra amongst others.

Bomsori will return to New York Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Bruch Violin Concerto under the baton of Jaap van Zweden in 2022 and will be on tour with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra New York with Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.

The 2019/20 season featured Bomsori’s debuts at Lucerne Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Heidelberger Frühling 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.

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