Bomsori Kim joins Interartists AmsterdamMarch 24th 2020
In these unreal times, we are very pleased to bring you wonderful news: Bomsori Kim joins Interartists Amsterdam for representation in the Benelux.
Violinist Bomsori Kim may sound familiar to you, she is laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Law Competition 2015. She also participated in this competition in 2012. Her biggest prize was her win at the ARD International Music Competition in 2013. In 2016 Bomsori won the second prize, the prize of the music critics and nine other prizes at the International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition. Furthermore, Bomsori is prize winner of the following competitions: Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Joseph Joachim, Montreal and Sendai.
These competitions led to the impressive international career Bomsori enjoys now. 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 been 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.
The 2018-2019 season was dominated by Bomsori's debuts at the Lucerne Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival, the Gstaad Menuhin Festival and the Heidelberger Frühling Festival and the residency with the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra. Bomsori made her debut with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in February 2019, playing the American premiere of Tan Dun's violin concerto Fire Ritual. In the 2019-2020 season Bomsori will return to the Rheingau and Heidelberger Frühling festivals and will perform with the NDR Radiopihilharmonie, Nürnberger Symphoniker, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra and Nashville Symphony. She plays with the Wrocław Philharmonic as a soloist on a tour of the USA, performing Szymanowski's violin concerto. In September 2020 Bomsori will make her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.
With pianist Rafal Blechacz, Bomsori performs in Germany, Italy, Spain, the USA and Canada.
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 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, Bomsori is currently playing on a violin from 1774 by Joannes Baptista Guadagnini.
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