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Bomsori Kim

About this Artist

Violinist Bomsori Kim signed an exclusive contract with the Deutsche Grammophon label in Berlin in February 2021.  

Highlights of her 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, and debuts with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and the Gulbenkian Orchestra. Bomsori returns to the Danish National Symphony with Fabio Luisi and to the San Francisco Symphony with a recital. She performs in Germany with the Basel Chamber Orchestra in Stuttgart and Freiburg, with the Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra in Munich, and in recital in Baden-Baden.  

Bomsori made her BBC Proms debut in July 2023 with the BBC Philharmonic and Anja Bihlmaier, performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1. She makes her Hollywood Bowl debut performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.   

In the 2021/22 season, Bomsori performed Bruch’s Violin 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. Other highlights were debuts with the San Francisco Symphony, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and Alain Altinoglu, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Fabio Luisi, the Tonkünstler Orchestra (also with Fabio Luisi), and the NDR Radio Philharmonic with Andrew Manze.  

Bomsori was the Focus Artist of the Rheingau Musik Festival 2021 and in the same year began a five-year residency at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival as Menuhin’s Heritage Artist.  

Bomsori has had the privilege of performing under the direction of conductors including Marin Alsop, Vasily Petrenko, Pablo Heras-Casado, Hannu Lintu, Sakari Oramo, John Storgårds, Andrey Boreyko, and Giancarlo Guerrero, and has appeared with leading orchestras, such as New York Philhramonic, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Munich Chamber Orchestra, and Basel Chamber Orchestra, among others.  

Bomsori has appeared at venues worldwide, such as Musikverein Golden Hall in Vienna, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Philharmonic Hall in Saint Petersburg, Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the Herkulessaal and the Prinzregententheater in Munich, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Rudolfinum and Smetana Hall in Prague, and at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York.  

In addition to winning the 62nd ARD International Music Competition, Bomsori is a prize-winner of the Tchaikovsky International Competition, Queen Elisabeth Competition, International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition, Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover, Montreal International Musical Competition, Sendai International Music Competition, and the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition. Bomsori received the 2018 Young Artist Award from the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Korean Music Association’s 2019 Young Artist Award.  

In June 2021, Bomsori released her first Deutsche Grammophon solo album, Violin on Stage, with NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic and Giancarlo Guerrero. A duet album with pianist Rafał Blechacz, featuring works by Fauré, Debussy, Szymanowski, and Chopin, followed in February 2019 and went on to win the Fryderyk Music Award for “Best Polish Album Abroad.”  

Born in South Korea, Bomsori received a bachelor’s degree at Seoul National University, where she studied with Young Uck Kim. She also earned her Master of Music Degree and Artist Diploma at the Juilliard School where she studied with Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes.  

She performs on the Guarnerius del Gesù violin “ex-Moller” (Cremona, 1725), on extended loan through the generous efforts of the Samsung Foundation of Culture of Korea and the Stradivari Society of Chicago.