L4 Bomsori Kim
Remarkable evenings in the magical Lobkowicz Palace attract guests to special gatherings with the curators of the Lobkowicz Collections and to a fascinating discussion about subjects connecting both history and the present.
Lobkowiczký palác, Pražský hrad
ABOUT THE CONCERT
Remarkable evenings in the magical Lobkowicz Palace attract guests to special gatherings with the curators of the Lobkowicz Collections and to a fascinating discussion about subjects connecting both history and the present. The guests have a unique opportunity to meet the PKF – Prague Philharmonia’s artists and management. Refreshments provided by the head chef of the Lobkowicz Palace and a glass of wine make a welcoming and friendly atmosphere that pervades the whole evening.
“I hope to become someone who will inspire others.”
The vibrant season will conclude with a concert featuring a South Korean musical marvel — the violinist Bomsori Kim, laureate of the ARD Munich Competition and winner of an incredible number of prizes from the most challenging international violin competitions — the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels, Jean Sibelius in Helsinki, Joseph Joachim in Hannover, Henryk Wieniawski in Poznan and international competitions in Montreal and Sendai. This violinist made debuts at festivals in Lucerne, Rheingau, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Vienna’s Musikverein, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo and at the prestigious La Jolla Music Society’s Rising Star Series. A Juilliard School graduate, she currently records for two of the world’s largest labels — Warner Classics and Deutsche Grammophon. She plays the violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini from 1774.
It is well known that Mozart composed advanced compositions at a very early age. But did you know that it was similar with Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy? The Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor that we shall hear was written when he was thirteen years old. However, the work did not become known to the public again until the 1950s, thanks to the violin virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin.
Nino Rota, the artist whom we associate today mainly with legendary music for the famous Fellini films, started composing in his early age too. The final concert of the Lobkowicz Donor Series will present this composer as a great author of amazing classical music pieces. And if we are talking about the end of the season, completing it with a piece by the immortal master Johann Sebastian Bach is definitely the right choice.
6.00 pm Welcome drink and tour of the exhibition
6.30 pm Stories from the Arts - curators of the Lobkowicz Palace lecture on art collections
7.00 pm Concert by the PKF – Prague Philharmonia and soloists in the Imperial Hall
8.15 pm Meeting the artists with refreshments provided by the head chef of the Lobkowicz Palace
FELIX MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor, Op. posth.
NINO ROTA: Concerto for Strings
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra in D minor, BWV 1043
Bomsori Kim | violin
Jan Fišer | artistic leader