Winner of the 62nd ARD International Music Competition, violinist Bomsori Kim is a prize winner of the Tchaikovsky International, Queen Elisabeth, International Jean Sibelius Violin, Joseph Joachim International Violin Hannover, Montreal International Musical, and the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin competitions. Her 2018–19 season collaborations include the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Tonkunstler Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Orchestra, and Korea Coop Orchestra, as well as tours to Berlin, Milan, and Prague with the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra. She appears in recital in Helsinki, Prague, Macau, Poland, and South Korea. In North America, she makes her New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Symphony Orchestra debuts, and gives recitals at the Maestro Foundation and La Jolla Music Society’s Rising Star Series. Her European festival debuts include Lucerne, Rheingau, Heidelberger Frühling, and Gstaad.
Ms. Kim has appeared as a soloist worldwide, including at Vienna’s Musikverein, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, St. Petersburg’s Philharmonic Hall, and Munich’s Herkulessaal. She has performed with conductors including Jaap van Zweden, Marin Alsop, Andrey Boreyko, Giancarlo Guerrero, Yuri Simonov, and John Storgårds, and with orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie of Hannover, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and KBS Symphony Orchestra.
In 2017, Warner Classics released her debut album with Jacek Kaspszyk and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Her second album, with pianist Rafal Blechacz, was released in January 2019 on Deutsche Grammophon.
A native of South Korea, Bomsori Kim is a graduate of Seoul National University, where she studied with Young Uck Kim. She earned her master of music degree at The Juilliard School as a student of Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes. With the support of Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation, she plays on a 1774 violin by Joannes Baptista Guadagnini.