Warner Classics has today announced the release of VC Artist, violinist Bomsori Kim’s debut album ‘Wieniawski & Shostakovich’.
Recorded with conductor Jacek Kaspszyk and the Warsaw National Philharmonic, the newly-released disc features Wieniawski’s 2nd Violin Concerto in D Minor and Shostakovich’s 1st in A Minor.
“As soon as I was approached with this incredible opportunity to make my debut recording with Maestro Kaspszyk and the Warsaw Philharmonic … I was immediately drawn to the idea of recording a great Polish composer – with such a great Polish conductor and orchestra,” Bomsori has told The Violin Channel.
“I then thought the Shostakovich Concerto would be a complementary pairing … with both Concerti having been premiered in St. Petersburg … and although times may have changed since they were written, both works still speak profoundly with audiences world-over today,” the 2016 Wieniawski International Violin Competition 2nd prize winner has said.
“… Just like life, both of these masterworks contain sadness, ugliness, struggle … happiness and great beauty …”
Wieniawski & Shostakovich |CD|
Bomsori Kim, Violin
Jacek Kaspszyk and Warsaw Philharmonic
Release Date: November 17, 2017
Rhino Warner Classics