Deutsche Grammophon announces NEW ALBUM of BOMSORI
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 Deutsche Grammophon Artist
Berlin, February 2021
Deutsche Grammophon is delighted to announce the signing of an exclusive agreement with Bomsori Kim.Bomsori’s debut solo album for the Yellow Labelcaptures the full range of her expressive artistry. Violin on Stage, set for international release in June, features pieces originally written for or inspired by opera or ballet, some in brand-new arrangements for violin and orchestra.
“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.”
Bomsori Kim travelled to Poland to record Violin on Stage with the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic and its Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero. The violinist’s affection for the country, reciprocated by its audiences, has grown since she won a clutch of prizes at the International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in 2016 and deepened thanks to her duo partnership with fellow DG artist Rafał Blechacz.
“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.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Sonata in F Major, K.376/374d
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 12 No. 1 Beethoven, Ludwig van
Franz Liszt: Consolations, S. 172 – No. 3 Lento placido in D Flat Major, arr. Nathan Milstein
Claude Debussy: La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin (“The Girl with the Flaxen Hair”), from Préludes, Livre 1, No. 8, arr. Arthur Hartmann
Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne in E-flat major Op. 9 No. 2, transcr. Pablo de Sarasate
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
Duo Album with Rafał Blechacz- Release on January 25, 2019.
For their first album together, BOMSORI and Polish pianist Rafał Blechacz chose to combine pieces from two musical traditions – Polish melancholy and French elegance:
Gabriel Fauré Sonata No.1 in A major op. 13
Debussy Sonata in G minor
Szymanowski Sonata in D minor op. 9
Chopin Nocturne No.20 in D sharp minor op. posth.
(Arrangement of Nathan Milstein)
Bomsori Kim 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.
"Artist- Soloist- in residence" at Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018/19 season.
Bomsori will be the “Artist-Soloist-in-Residence” of Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra (Filharmonia Poznańska) for 2018/19 season.
Bomsori will start her residency with two concerts in one day in Poznan with Wieniawski 2nd Violin Concerto on September 29th.
The residency will include concerts in Poznan and the touring projects with Poznan Philharmonic:
Poznan (29 Semptember 2018)
Berlin Konzerthaus (23 October 2018)
Milan, Auditorium di Milano (27 October 2018)
Prague, Smetana Hall (16 November 2018)
Poznan (1 march 2019)
New Album !
Bomsori's debut recording with Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Jacek Kaspszyk
will be released on October 27th 2017 at Warner Classics.
The debut album will include Shostakovich and Wieniawski violin concertos.
The 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition which held in October 2016 has named Bomsori Kim as the second winner of this year.
Her final stages were with the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra and two conductors; Łukasz Borowicz, Marek Pijarowski.