Kim, Bomsori

Warsaw Philharmonic & Bomsori Kim

CD
27 Oct 2017

Barcode: 0190295763220

Other participants: Jacek Kaspszyk, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

For their latest album on Warner Classics, the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Jacek Kaspszyk join forces with the outstanding young Korean violinist Bomsori Kim, winner of the Second Prize in the 2016 International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition. This exciting collaboration marks Miss Kim’s recording debut, in which the fiendish virtuosity of Wieniawski’s Romantic Violin Concerto No. 2 is coupled with Shostakovich’s searingly intense Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor.

Although nearly 100 years apart, both concertos presented on this album had their premieres in Saint Petersburg. Saint Petersburg is also the city in which Henryk Wieniawski held the post of soloist at the Tsar’s court, as well as the birthplace of Dmitri Shostakovich and where he spent most of his life.