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BOMSORI & Rafał Blechacz
Rafał Blechacz and Bomsori Kim present their first recording for Deutsche Grammophon
as new duo partners with works by Fauré, Debussy, Chopin and Szymanowski.
Release: 25 January 2019.
The duo partners Rafał Blechacz and Bomsori Kim decided to explore French and Polish repertoire on their first album together, showcasing the enthralling combination of Blechacz’s structural vision and Bomsori's lyrical music-making. Listen to the first track, Chopin’s Nocturne No.20 in C sharp minor (Arr. by Milstein):
“Bomsori Kim is internationally recognized as one of the most dynamic and exciting violinists of today” (NDR)
In the 2020-2021 season, Bomsori returns to Rheingau Music Festival as the focus artist. The residency at the Rheingau Music Festival 2021 will include seven concerts, presenting Bomsori’s entire artistic skills together with various musical partners.
She will perform all five Mozart violin concertos with the Camerata Salzburg, Tschaikowski's Violin Concerto with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Vassily Petrenko and with Tenebrae Choir, Bomsori will perform Bach's Partita in D minor for solo violin merging with his chorales.
In Summer 2021 Bomsori will return to Gstaad Menuhin Festival performing twice, as the “Menuhin’s Heritage Artist".
Bomsori makes her debuts at the Philharmonie Essen, Festspielhaus Baden- Baden and the Philharmonie in Cologne.
She will perfrom with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Jaap van Zweden and with Singapore and Tokyo Symphony Orchstras.
The 2019 -2020 season featured Bomsori’s debuts at Lucerne Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, Heidelberger Frühling Festival and the residency at Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra. . Read more...
BOMSORI at DG SRAGEon March 5th
Filmed at Wrocław’s National Forum of Music, this concert showcases the expressive and virtuosic playing of violinist Bomsori Kim. Together with the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic and its Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, she begins with music by Wieniawski, himself an exceptional violinist. His Concert Polonaise is full of challenges for the soloist, its bravura passages alternating with more lyrical moments. Written six years after the 1859 premiere in Paris of Gounod’s opera Faust, the Fantaisie brillante comprises five contrasting episodes, with rich and varied writing for the violin throughout. Orchestra and conductor then perform the LeonoreOverture No.3, which distils in dramatic style all the darkness and light of Beethoven’s only opera. Finally Bomsori Kim returns to the stage for another work for violin and orchestra inspired by operatic themes, Waxman’s dazzling Carmen Fantasie, which started life as part of his score for the 1946 film Humoresque.
Exclusive DG ARTIST
Berlin, 22 February 2021.
Deutsche Grammophon announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Bomsori Kim.
“I feel truly honoured to join Deutsche Grammophon and follow in the footsteps of so many legendary artists,” says Bomsori Kim. “The Yellow Label stands for excellence and the best of tradition. It is also committed to reaching new audiences and connecting as many people as possible via the powerful emotions of great music. I share that commitment and want to communicate to the world through music. I hope my new album for DG will touch and inspire listeners of all ages.”
“It’s my great pleasure to welcome Bomsori to the Yellow Label,” comments Dr Clemens Trautmann, President Deutsche Grammophon. “Her extraordinary virtuosity is matched by an ability to make the violin sing. We love the way she’s prepared to take risks in the moment of performance and the heartfelt poetry of her playing. Bomsori’s DG debut solo album is a tremendous showcase for her artistry and we look forward to creating many more recordings with her in future.”
“There’s something deeply personal about Bomsori’s playing,” notes Angelika Meissner, DG’s Director Classical, Artists & Repertoire. “Her interpretations hold audiences spellbound with their epic power and poetic beauty. Violin on Stage shows why she’s regarded by fellow musicians and leading critics as one of today’s star performers.” Read more ...
Focus Artist at Rheingau Music Festival 2021
As a focus artist, Bomsori Kim will be on stage with eight concerts at the Rheingau Music Festival 2021, presenting her entire artistic skills together with various musical partners. She will kick things off as part of our focus "Spot on: Mozart," in which she will bring all five of the classical composer's violin concertos to the cloisters of Eberbach Abbey with Camerata Salzburg (July 10, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. & July 11, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.). Bomsori Kim shows that she is also comfortable outside of classical music in a piano trio with cellist Maximilian Hornung (July 25), among others. The program here includes piano trios by Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Dvořák, as well as other chamber music. Together with the Tenebrae Choir, this year's focus ensemble, Bomsori Kim delves deep into the Baroque era. On this evening, Bach's Partita No. 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV 1004 merges with selected chorales by the composer, opening up a very special perspective on this monument of violin literature (Aug. 14, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.). With Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major op. 35, which she brings to the stage of the Kurhaus Wiesbaden together with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko (Sept. 2, 5 p.m.and 8 p.m.), Bomsori Kim concludes her summer full of music in the Rheingau 2021.
You can find all concerts of Bomsori Kim at Rheingau Musik Festival 2021 here.
BOMSORI and Rafał Blechacz at DG -STAGE
Bomsori and Rafał Blechacz performs the concert "Musical Moments"
at DG STAGE, the digital platform of Deutsche Grammophon on October 23.
BOMSORI at Telekom Magenta Musik360!
Bomsori performs Mozart Violin Concerto No.1 as the digital concert at Rheingau Musik Festival 2020.
The performance with Wuerttembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn and Benjamin Reiners is available on Magenta Musik360:
BOMSORI and Rafał BLECHACZ win the important Polish music prize Frederyk
for their album with Debussy, Faure, Szymanowski sonatas !
The Fryderyk Gala took place at NOSPR concert hall in Katowice on March 8th.
Here's the link to their fantastic album https://DG.lnk.to/blechacz_kim
BOMSORI & RAFAŁ BLECHACZ
Polish melancholy and French elegance may enter into a wonderfully symbiotic relationship in music, a point well illustrated by the works of Frédéric Chopin, who, Polish by birth, settled in France. This was also the point that was uppermost in the minds of BOMSORI and the Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz when they selected the works for their first album together and decided to combine pieces from both of these musical traditions.