Bomsori presents DG solo debut album ‘Violin on Stage’
Release: 18 June 2021
"This violinist is ready for anything: with virtuosity, presence, clarity and a warm, rich tone, Bomsori is adept at making each moment her own" -Crescendo Magazine
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. Read more...
THE STRAD magazine cover story, June 2021.
For Korean violinist Bomsori, the past year has been one of her busiest yet, with numerous live and streamed performances and her first solo recording for Deutsche Grammophon. As she takes her next steps on the road to international renown, she shares her guiding principles with Andrew Mellor
Bomsori Kim was given her distinctive name by her grandfather. Unusual in her native Korea, Bomsori translates literally as ‘sound of spring’. ‘I was actually born in winter, not spring,’ the violinist explains, ‘but as winter is cold and difficult, he wanted me to bring some nice spring news into the world.’ As I talk to Kim after the longest of winters, on a sunny 1 April, it’s easy to relate to her grandfather’s thinking.
She arrived at the Juilliard School as a postgraduate in 2014 following studies at Seoul National University. Since then her rise has been quick, and with a multi-album deal from prestigious label Deutsche Grammophon signed early in 2021, it is unlikely to be temporary. A busy summer includes a residency at the Rheingau Music Festival near Frankfurt that will encompass all five Mozart concertos with Camerata Salzburg, the Tchaikovsky Concerto with Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ... Read more ...
DG announces NEW ALBUM of BOMSORI
Berlin, May 2021
A superstar in her homeland and in high demand worldwide as a soloist, South Korean violinist Bomsori now presents her solo debut album on Deutsche Grammophon. Set for international release on 18 June 2021, Violin on Stage includes works written for or inspired by opera or ballet. Recorded at the state-of-the-art National Forum of Music in Wrocław last December with the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic and its Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, the album also captures the close bond Bomsori feels with Poland, its music and its musicians.
The violinist’s chosen repertoire reflects her desire to communicate with her audiences through her instrument’s expressive voice. “I’m not a loud person – I usually don’t talk much in everyday life,” she says. “But that’s why I love playing the violin, because I can speak and communicate through music. I’ve loved singing and ballet since I was a small child and am always moved by hearing voices and watching dancers. I wanted to bring that special spirit of poetry and drama to listeners through my instrument, which can sing freely in these wonderful pieces. Read more...
Exclusive DG ARTIST
Berlin, 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 & 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.