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Bomsori Kim

Bomsori Kim

"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   

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 include  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,  Tchaikowsky'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.