Winner of the 62nd ARD International Music Competition, South Korean violinist, Bomsori Kim, is a prize winner of a number of prestigious international violin competitions such as the Tchaikovsky International Competition, the Queen Elisabeth Competition, the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition, the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover, the Montreal International Musical Competition, and the Sendai International Music Competition. She achieved astonishing success at the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition, winning both Second Prize and Critic’s Prize, as well as nine additional special prizes.
More than ten years since his victory at the 15th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 2005, Rafał Blechacz’s career has been filled with tours, solo recitals, as well as concerts performed with symphony orchestras all over the world. The American Gilmore Artist Award, sometimes called “the Piano Nobel,” bestowed on him in January 2014, is a strong and meaningful acknowledgment that summarizes well the last decade of his artistic activity.
Bomsori Kim and Rafał Blechacz’s first recording together will be released in 2019 by Deutsche Grammophon.
This concert is part of The Royal Conservatory’s two-season Beethoven 250 Festival.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major, op. 12
Gabriel Fauré: Violin Sonata No. 1 A Major, op. 13
Claude Debussy: Violin Sonata G Minor, L. 140
Karol Szymanowski: Violin Sonata D Minor, op. 9
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