Debut 6

Bomsori Kim | Michail Lifits

Schumann | Sibelius | Prokofiev | Waxman

Tue, 19349


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Summer Festival

16.08.-15.09. 2019



    Bomsori Kim  violin
    Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
    Violin Sonata in A minor, Op. 105
    Jean Sibelius (1865–1957)
    Three Pieces from Op. 79
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)
    Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94b
    Franz Waxman (1906–1967)
    Carmen Fantasy

    Kim, which means “gold,” is the most common surname in Korea; about 22% of the population shares it. Bomsori Kim, however, is a genuinely unique specimen, and the name’s significance is quite appropriate for her. The violinist, who was born in 1989 and trained in Seoul and at the Juilliard School in New York, makes music sparkle with her playing. A prize winner at the Moscow Tchaikovsky and ARD Music Competitions, as well as the Concours Reine Elisabeth and the Sibelius Competition in Helsinki, she has already been a guest artist at the Musikverein in Vienna, Munich’s Prinzregententheater, the Berlin Philharmonie, and Carnegie Hall in New York. And just recently, in February 2019, she made her debut with the esteemed New York Philharmonic. For her Lucerne debut, Bomsori Kim has let herself be inspired by the Festival theme of “Power” – for example, with Prokofiev’s Second Violin Sonata, which juxtaposes the hardships of war and Stalinist repression with the ideal of weightless beauty. And at the end the violinist will slip into the role of Carmen, the powerful seductress par excellence.

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    Bomsori Kim

    Michail Lifits