BOMSORI - "the sound of spring"
Winner of the ARD International Music Competition in 2013, Korean violinist 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 International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in 2016, 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, the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover, and the Juilliard School’s annual Concerto Competition.
Upcoming concerts includes recital debuts at Carnegie Hall, Hong Kong, Prague, concerts with Winnipeg Symphony, Sinfonia Varsovia, Gyeonggi Philharmonic with Maestro Jaap van Zweden and the tour with Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin(Konzerthaus), Milan (Sala Verdi) and Prague (Smetana Hall).
BOMSORI will perform at the biggest in Europe, Summer open air concert with Nuernberger Symphoniker and Maestro Kahchun Wong for the audience of 80.000 people in August 2018 and she will perform in Austria with Tonkuenstler Orchestra.
BOMSORI will make her debuts at Dvorak Prague, Heidelberger Frühling, Gstaad Menuhin and Rheingau Festivals and she will be on tour in Europe, Asia and USA with polish pianist Rafał Blechacz.
As a soloist, BOMSORI has appeared at numerous venues worldwide, such as Musikverein Golden Hall 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 multiple conductors, including Jaap van Zweden, Andrey Boreyko, Jacek Kaspszyk, Marin Alsop, Hannu Lintu, Sakari Oramo, John Storgards, Yuri Simonov, Giancarlo Guerrero, Julian Kovatchev, Antonio Mendez, Lukasz Borowicz with numerous leading orchestras, such as Bayerischer Rundfunk 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, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, amongst others.
A native of South Korea, BOMSORI received 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 Cultural Foundation, she currently plays on a 1774 violin by Joannes Baptista Guadagnini.