PROGRAM

SCHUMANN:  Sonata in A minor, Op. 105
SIBELIUS: 6 Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 79
                No. 1 Souvenir
                No. 5 Tanz-Idylle
                No. 6 Berceuse 

SZYMANOWSKI: Nocturne & Tarantella
PROKOFIEV: Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94b
WAXMAN: “Carmen” Fantasy

BOMSORI KIM, violin

Winner of the 62nd ARD International Music Competition, Bomsori Kim is internationally regarded as one of today’s most vibrant and exciting violinists. She is a prize winner of a number of prestigious international violin competitions and at the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition, Bomsori received astonishing success winning both Second Prize and Critic’s Prize as well as nine additional special prizes.

During the 2018-19 season, Bomsori was “Artist-soloist–in-residence“ at Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra as well as performing with Tonkunstler Orchestra Vienna and making her debut at Suntory Hall Tokyo with Yomiuri Nippon Orchestra.  She has had the privilege of performing with numerous leading orchestras such as Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, amongst others.

In 2017, Warner Classics released Bomsori’s debut album with maestro Jacek Kaspszyk and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, featuring Wieniawski and Shostakovich. Her second album with pianist Rafal Blechacz will be released in 2019 by Deutsche Grammophon.

A native of South Korea, Bomsori received a Bachelor’s degree at Seoul National University, and she earned her Master of Music Degree and Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School studying with Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes. With the support of Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation, she currently plays on a 1774 violin by Joannes Baptista Guadagnini.

PHILIP CHIU, piano

Lauded for the brilliance, colour and sensitivity of his playing, he is particularly noted for his ability to connect with audiences on and off-stage.  He has appeared in recitals with leading musicians of the world stage, including James Ehnes, Raphael Wallfisch, Patrice Fontanarosa, Regis Pasquier, Matt Haimovitz, Radovan Vlatkovic, Stefan Dohr, Philippe Bernold, Alex Klein, and Eugene Isotov. He performs regularly with principal members of Canada’s leading orchestras and ensembles, including Toronto Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Jonathan Crow.

Dedicated to elevating the standard and art of collaborative piano, Philip is the creator and director of the new Collaborative Piano Program at the Domaine Forget International Festival and Academy. He is an acclaimed accompanist­/coach based at McGill University, has been an invited professor­-accompanist for the Conservatoire de musique de Montreal, and regularly accompanies at l’Universite de Montreal. He travels regularly across Canada and the U.S. to accompany for national and international competitions.

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