Bomsori presents DG solo debut album ‘Violin on Stage’
"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 February 2021, Bomsori signed in Berlin the exclusive contract with the Deutsche Grammophon label.
Highlights of the 2022/23 season include appearances with the New York Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden, a tour with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Lahav Shani, concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko, with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Ryan Bancroft, debuts with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and the Gulbenkian Orchestra. Bomsori will return to the Danish National Symphony with Fabio Luisi and to the San Francisco Symphony with a recital. She will perform in Germany with the Basel Chamber Orchestra in Stuttgart and Freiburg, with the Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra in Munich and with the Recital in Baden-Baden.
In the 2021/22 season, Bomsori performed Bruch's Concerto No.1 at the "Concerts in the Parks" in New York and at Bravo! Vail Festival with the New York Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden.
BOMSORI at the BBC Proms
Bomsori will make her BBC Proms debut on July 17, 2023 performing Bruch's Violin Concerto No.1 with the BBC Philharmonic and conductor Anja Bihlmaier at the Royal Albert Hall.
BOMSORI with the NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC and Jaap van Zweden
Bomsori will be the soloist at legendary “Concerts in the Parks” of the New York Philharmonic in June 2022, performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1 under the baton of the music director Jaap van Zweden.
June 14, Van Cortland Park
June 15, Central Park
June 16, Cunningham Park
June. 17, Prospect Park
The New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, have become an iconic New York summer experience since they began in 1965, transforming parks throughout the city into a patchwork of picnickers and providing music lovers with an opportunity to hear classical music under the stars. This beloved series returns in June 2022 after two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 ...
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.