For the Record, Op. 159: Bomsori's 'Violin on Stage'; Sebastian Bohren's Mozart

June 18, 2021, 11:59 AM · Welcome to "For the Record,"'s weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by violinists, violists, cellists and other classical musicians. We hope it helps you keep track of your favorite artists, as well as find some new ones to add to your listening!

Bomsori, Sebastian Bohren
Violinists Bomsori Kim, left; and Sebastian Bohren, right.

Violin on Stage
Bomsori, violin
NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic, Giancarlo Guerrero conducting

A superstar in her homeland and in high demand worldwide as a soloist, South Korean violinist Bomsori Kim, presents her solo debut on Deutsche Grammophon. "Violin On Stage" includes works written for or inspired by opera and ballet. Recorded in December 2020 at the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw and performed with the NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic and its music director, Giancarlo Guerrero, the album captures the close bond Bomsori feels with Poland, its music, and musicians. BELOW: The first track of the album - Bomsori performs Wieniawski's "Polonaise de concert, Op. 4" - to open the album, as a "Polonaise" is the traditional opening dance for special occasions in Poland.

Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 3 & 5
Sebastian Bohren, violin
CHAARTS Chamber Artists, Gábor Takács-Nagy, conducting

Swiss violinist Sebastian Bohren makes his AVIE label debut with Mozart’s Violin Concertos Nos. 3 and 5 – written when the composer was just 19 years old. A frequent soloist and former member of the Stradivari Quartet who studied with Zakhar Bron and Ingolf Turban, Bohren plays on the 1761 "ex-Wanamaker-Hart" Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin. BELOW: Sebastian Bohren talks about recording two Violin Concertos by W. A. Mozart, together with the ensemble CHAARTS and conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy:

If you have a new recording you would like us to consider for inclusion in our Thursday "For the Record" feature, please e-mail Editor Laurie Niles. Be sure to include the name of your album, a link to it and a short description of what it includes.

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June 18, 2021 at 09:58 PM · Really nice to see that Bomsori's career is taking off. She also has the cover story in the last issue of The Strad.

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