Winner of the 62nd ARD International Music Competition, violinist Bomsori Kim is internationally regarded as one of today’s most vibrant and exciting instrumentalists. She is also 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.
Bomsori’s 2018–19 season collaborations include the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and Korea Coop Orchestra, and tours to Berlin, Milan, and Prague with the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra. She gives recitals in Helsinki, Prague, Macau, Poland, and South Korea. In North America, she makes debuts with the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, and recital appearances at the Maestro Foundation and La Jolla Music Society’s Rising Star Series.
Bomsori’s soloist appearances worldwide have included 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 Storgards, 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 Bomsori’s debut album with the Warsaw Philharmonic, featuring Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Her second album, with pianist Rafal Blechacz, will be released in 2019 by Deutsche Grammophon.
A native of South Korea, Bomsori is a graduate of Seoul National University, where she studied with Young Uck Kim. She earned her master’s degree at The Juilliard School, where she is currently pursuing her artist diploma as a full-scholarship student of Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes. With the support of Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation, she plays a 1774 violin by Joannes Baptista Guadagnini.
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