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Violinist Bomsori Kim Signs To Deutsche Grammophon

South Korean violinist Bomsori Kim will release her debut solo album for Deutsche Grammophon, ‘Violin on Stage’, in June 2021.

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Violinist Bomsori Kim. Photo: Deutsche Grammophon/Stefan Hoedrath

South Korean violinist Bomsori Kim has signed to Deutsche Grammophon. She will release her debut solo album for Deutsche Grammophon, Violin on Stage, featuring pieces originally written for, or inspired by, opera or ballet in June 2021.

“I feel truly honoured to join Deutsche Grammophon”

“I feel truly honoured to join Deutsche Grammophon and follow in the footsteps of so many legendary artists,” said 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.”

“Extraordinary virtuosity”

“It’s my great pleasure to welcome Bomsori to the Yellow Label,” added 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.”

Born to musical parents in the city of Daegu in 1989, Bomsori Kim studied music at Seoul National University before completing her training at New York’s Juilliard School. She launched her career with a series of prize-winning performances at the world’s most prestigious violin competitions including the ARD, Queen Elisabeth, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky and Wieniawski among them. She has performed all over the world, including at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to Vienna’s Musikverein, the Berlin Philharmonie and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

Bomsori Kim 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 2020 she was presented with the 4th G.rium Artists Award by the Foundation Academia Platonica and, together with Rafał Blechacz, won the Fryderyk Music Award for ‘Best Polish Album Abroad’ for their Deutsche Grammophon recording of French and Polish repertoire.

Bomsori Kim’s expressive communication with the audience through her personal interpretations have been recognised by many of the world’s finest orchestras and conductors.

German Crescendo magazine noted, “… this violinist is ready for anything: with virtuosity, presence, clarity and a warm, rich tone, Bomsori Kim is adept at making each moment her own.”

Watch DG Stage concert on 5 March 2021

Bomsori Kim recorded her debut solo album for Deutsche Grammophon, Violin on Stage, in Poland with the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic and its Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero. On 5 March 2021 Deutsche Grammophon’s online platform DG Stage will broadcast a concert featuring Bomsori Kim, with the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic and Giancarlo Guerrero, including works by Wieniawski and Waxman which will be presented on her new album.

Watch Bomsori Kim’s Violin on Stage concert on Friday 5 March 2021 at 8pm CET/7pm GMT on DG Stage.

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