Violin | North American Representation
2018-2019 Biography

Winner of the 62nd ARD International Music Competition, Bomsori Kim is internationally regarded as one of today’s most vibrant and exciting instrumentalists.  A prize winner of such prestigious international violin competitions as the Tchaikovsky International Competition, the Queen Elisabeth Competition, the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition, Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover, Montreal International Musical Competition and Sendai International Music Competition, Bomsori received astonishing success at the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition, winning both Second Prize and Critic’s Prize, as well as nine additional special prizes.

In season 2018-2019, Bomsori collaborates with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and Korea Coop Orchestra, and embarks on tour with the Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin, Milan and Prague.  Recital engagements bring her to Helsinki, Prague, Macau, Poland and Korea.  North American highlights of the season include her debut performance with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra for Dvoƙák’s Violin Concerto, Op. 53 and recital appearances at the Maestro Foundation and La Jolla Music Society’s Rising Star Series.

Bomsori’s exceptional talent and the poise of her musicianship have been recognized by many of the world’s finest orchestras and some of the most eminent conductors.  She has appeared as soloist 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.  She has had the privilege of performing under the direction of renowned conductors, including Jaap van Zweden, Andrey Boreyko, Lukasz Borowicz, Marin Alsop, John Storgards, Yuri Simonov, Valentin Uryupin, Pascal Verrot and Giancarlo Guerrero, 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, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra and KBS Symphony Orchestra, amongst others.

In 2017, Warner Classics released Bomsori’s debut album with maestro Jacek Kaspszyk and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1.  The BBC Music Magazine praised Bomsori’s playing as “[with] centred tone and a strong rhythmic thrust,” and The Strad Magazine opined “I can’t remember when I last enjoyed this concerto so much.”  Her second album with pianist Rafal Blechacz will be released in 2019 by Deutsche Grammophon.

A native of South Korea, Bomsori 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.


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