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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):
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.
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 will make her debuts at major European festivals, including Lucerne Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Heidelberger Frühling and Gstaad Menuhin Festival.
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC Debut:
Bomsori will debut with the New York Philharmonic on February 6, 2019 as part of the Philharmonic's annual Lunar New Year celebration.
Bomsori will give the US Premiere of Tan Dun's Violin Concerto: Fire Ritual, under the baton of Kahchun Wong.
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.
Mozart - Sonata F - Major K. 376
Faure- Sonata A-Major Op.13 No.1
Debussy- Sonata g- minor
Szymanowski - Sonata d-minor Op 9