Biography

Violin

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.

Bomsori was the Focus Artist of the Rheingau Musik Festival in 2021. She performed all five of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s violin concertos with the Camerata Salzburg, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic, and works of J.S. Bach with Tenebrae. In summer 2021, she began a five-year residency at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival. This season she makes her debuts at the Philharmonie Essen, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, and the Philharmonie in Cologne, and she performs with the Danish National Symphony, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Singapore Symphony, and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. This performance marks her San Francisco Symphony debut.

An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, Bomsori released her first solo album, Violin on Stage, in June 2021 with NFM Wrocław Philharmonic and Giancarlo Guerrero. In 2019 she released a duo album on Deutsche Grammophon with pianist Rafał Blechacz, featuring works by Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Karol Szymanowski, and Frédéric Chopin. The album won the Fryderyk Music Award for Best Polish Album Abroad. In 2017, Warner Classics released Bomsori’s debut album with Jacek Kaspszyk and the Warsaw National Philharmonic, featuring Henryk Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1.

With the support of Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation, she currently plays on a 1774 violin by Joannes Baptista Guadagnini.