BOMSORI – “the sound of spring”
Winner of the 62nd ARD International Music Competition, BOMSORI Kim has established herself as part of an emerging generation of internationally recognized violinists.
BOMSORI first gained 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 Music 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 Critics’ Prize, as well as an nine additional special prizes. Other victories 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 International Joseph Joachim Violin Competition Hannover, and the Juilliard School’s annual Concerto Competition.
As a soloist, BOMSORI has appeared at numerous venues worldwide, including the Golden Hall of the Musikverein 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 many conductors, including Andrey Boreyko, Jacek Kaspszyk, Lukasz Borowicz, Marin Alsop, Hannu Lintu, Sakari Oramo, John Storgards, Yuri Simonov, Valentin Uryupin, Pascal Verrot, Giancarlo Guerrero, Hunjeong Lim, Julian Kovatchev, Xincao Li, Yoel Levi, Hu Kun, Antonio Mendez, with numerous leading orchestras, including, among others, the Bavarian Radio 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, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Kobe City Chamber Orchestra, Qingdao Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Buchon Philharmonic Orchestra, Daegu Symphony Orchestra, Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra.
A native of South Korea, BOMSORI 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.
Bomsori Kim’s debut album was released in October 2017 on Warner Classics with the National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jacek Kaspszyk. The artist performs violin concertos by Wieniawski and Shostakovich.