Bomsori Kim – Violine
Winner of the 62nd ARD International Music Competition, BOMSORI Kim has established herself as part of an emerging generation of internationally recognized violinists. BOMSORI began gaining attention in 2010 as the youngest prizewinner of the 4th Sendai International Music Competition, which led to an internationally acclaimed concert debut in 2010. More recent accolades include Second Prize and Radio-Canada’s People’s Choice Award in the 2016 Montreal International Musical Competition.
This came on the heels of her astonishing success at the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition, which included winning both Second Prize and Critic’s Prize, as well as an nine additional special prizes. Other prize wins of note include the 15th Tchaikovsky International Competition, the Queen Elisabeth Competition, the 10th International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition, the 3rd China International Violin Competition, and the 8th Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover, and the Juilliard School’s annual Concerto 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, Slovak Radio Concert Hall in Bratislava, Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the Herkulessaal and the Prinzregententheater in Munich, Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Hall, Smetana Hall in Prague, and Seoul Arts Center Concert Hall.
BOMSORI has had the privilege of performing under the direction of multiple conductors, including Andrey Boreyko, Jacek Kaspszyk, Marin Alsop, Hannu Lintu, Sakari Oramo, John Storgards, Giancarlo Guerrero, Edo de Waart,, Yoel Levi, Pablo heras Casado, 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, Royal Chamber Orchestra of Walloon, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra, amongst others.
A native of South Korea, BOMSORI received is a graduate of Seoul National University, where she studied with Young Uck Kim. She also earned her Master of Music 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 Instrument Bank, she currently plays on a 1774 violin by Joannes Baptista Guadagnini.
The upcoming season highlights are concerts at concerts with Jaap van Zweden, with Nürnberger Symphoniker, Tonkünstler Orchester Vienna, duo tour with pianist Rafal Blechacz and the debut recital at the Carnegie Hall New York.
The debut album of Bomsori will be released at Warner Classics in October 2017 with Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Jacek Kaspszyk (Shostakovich und Wieniawski Violin concertos)